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SILVER  LAKE.  N.  3.  July  21st/l4  . 

Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 
Edison  Laboratory, 
Orange ,  M .  J . 

Lear  Mr.  Edison; - 

I  hare  investigated  thoroughly  the  Miokel  Hydrate 
matter,  noting  the  list  of  hatches  which  you  gave  to  Mr.  Smith 
the  other  day,  also  comparing  our  various  experiments.  I  sub¬ 
mit  the  following  report ;- 
Method  of  loading^teat  tubes  at  Orange. 

The  loading  of  the  tubes  by  W.  Archer's  method  and 
the  drying  of  the  samples  Just  before  loading  has  made  a  very 
deoided  diffefenoe .  Simultaneously  with  the  adoption  of  the 
second  drying,  we  returned  to  the  polioy  of  keeping  the  quantity 
of  Niokel  Sulphate  oonstant "and  varying  the  quantity  of  Soda 

Solution  used,  so  that  the  ratio  between  the  metallic  niokel 

C,  ' 

contents  and  the  Soda  contents  would  be  uniform. 

Results . 

Ten  (10)  tests  made  by  Research  Eept .  Just  before  maohine  was 

moved  to  W.  Archer' s  room;- 

Batoh  Ed .  Wt .  1 

#5158  7.898  1080 

7 .890  1027 

7.910  1123 



Electrical  Runs. 

2  3  16 

1303  :  1320  1313 


1217  1233  1293 

1280  1300  1263 

&\v<  r  . 

1297  §  1313  1287 



(Page  2) 


,  7 .996 























































































Bight  (8)  testa  male  hy  ff. 

.  Archer, 

the  firBt  after  the  adoption 

of  seoondary  drying,  also 

after  adoption  of  standard  proportion 

between  Hiolcel  and  Soda:- 

Eleo  .  Rubb 















#5280 , 



















7  .428 








(Oont .) 

(Page  3) 

#5283,  7  *568 


#5284,  7 .603 


#5285,  7.573 


#5287 ,  7 .691 


1047  1207  1193 

973  1157  1153 

1050  1213  1200 

967  1160  1167 

1077  1237  1217 

1087  1227  1217 

1053  1210  U90 

923  1167  1130 

Method  of  preliminary  drying  at  Silver  lake; - 

It  Is  quite  evident  hy  the  results  below  that  the 
temperature  at  which  the’Uiokel  Mush"  is  dried  affects  the 
loading  weight  and  eleotrioal  oapaoity. 

It  appears  that  the  lowest  loading  weight  is  a  re¬ 
sult  of  low  temperature  drying,  but  the  best  results,  consi¬ 
dering  the  loading  weight  and  the  eleotrioal  oapaoity  as  well, 
are  derived  by  drying  at  a  high  temperature  at  first,  and  fin¬ 
ishing  at  a  low  temperature,  according  to  your  idea  of  1300 
Hiokel  on  the  16th  run. 

Series  of  tests  made  in 
Expt .  Drying  Id  *Wt . 

#1764  105  to  138°C  7 .695 


#1766  Ditto  7.695 


#1766  Ditto  7 .680 

7  .655 

#1767  1st)  105 -127° C  7.485 
2nd)  95 -103°  C  7.410 

December  last  year  shows  this; 




























(Cont .) 

(Eage  4) 

#1768  Ditto 

#1769  Ditto 

#1771  Ditto 

#1772  Ditto 

#1774  Ditto 

#1776  Ditto 

7 .335  1263 

7 .386  1227 

7 .600  1170 

7 .615  1213 


7 .340  1090 

7 .525  1197 

7 .480  1150 

7 .310  1210 

7 .325  1227 

7 .580  1150 

7 .575  1203 

1367  800 

1367  1390 

1307  1387 

1310  1373 

1197  1257 

1197  1240 

1333  1333 

1200  1200 







1302  1313 

1267  1343 

1267  1377 

967  1317 

74  to  106° C  7.295 

105  to  133° C  7.625 

From  these  results  it  would  appear  that  we  should 
dry  first  at  high  temperature,  and  finish  at  low  temperature, 
that  is,  below  100°C. 

Previously  we  did  this  by  changing  the  pans  from  the 
center  to  the  top  or  bottom  of  the  driers  but  when  the  driers 
were  taxed  to  ihe  utmost  this  custom  was  abandoned  and  as 
fast  as  the  Biofcel  was  dry  it  was  removed  and  new  mush  run  in, 

Proportion  between  Hlokel  and  Soda  contents;- - - - 

On  October  20th  last,  we  calibrated  the  tank  in  whioh 
the  UiS04  solution  is  measured  for  preoipitation.  This  was 
done  beoause  the  output  of  Hi  ole  el  Hydrate  per  batch  did  not  cor¬ 
respond  with  the  oaloulated  quantity.  We  found  that  the  meas- 
(Cont .) 

(Page  5) 

urement  was  30  to  100  liters  short. 

We  oorreoted  the  measurements  hut  did  not  change  the 
quantity  of  Soda  used,  believing  that  the  oorreot  quantities 
were  what  we  should  have . 

The  date  of  this  change  (Batoh  #4720)  corresponds , 
practically,  with  the  increased  electrical  oapaoity,  as  shown 
by  your  list  given  to  Mr.  Smith,-  "Batches  4725  and  subsequent 
batches  giving  1336-1372  M.A.H.  after  ten  hot  runs". 

We  have  lately  adopted  the  practice  of  using  a  uniform 
ratio  between  the  Hiokel  and  Soda  contents,  namely  ;-  2.82  to  1, 
and  beginning  with  Batoh  #5276. 

The  results  so  far  obtained  have  been  given  in  the 
first  table  above . 

It  would  seem,  therefore,  that  this  constant  ratio  is 
also  of  some  importance. 

We  have  made  a  series  of  experiments  in  the  Laboratory 
to  show  the  effect  of  various  ratios,  but  the  loading  weights 
have  not  as  yet  been  determined  by  the  present  method  of  re -dry¬ 
ing  the  samples  at  Orange. 

The  results  so  far  obtained  bear  out  the  statement 

above,  and  are  as  follows; - 

in  all  the  experiments  the  Hiokel  contents  was  the 
same,  105  liters  at  56  G.B.l.  Loading  weights  were  determined 
by  Aroher,  but  samples  were  not  re-dried. 

Expt . 


at  110  G.P.L. 

Ld.  Wt. 

Elect .  Runs . 
3  16 


167  Litres 











(Cont .) 



(Page  6) 








147  litres 

137  " 

125  " 

116  " 

106  " 

96  " 

86  " 







































Please  note  that  150.7  liters  of  Soda  would  corres¬ 

pond  to  the  ratio  of  2.82  to  1. 

Temperature  of  wash  water  in  percolation; - 

lastly  we  have  found  that  the  temperature  of  wash 
water  cannot  he  too  high;  i.e.  as  shown  hy  comparative  tests 

made  before  adoption  of 

the  new 

method  of  tube  loading 

He suits 

Erpt . 

Ho . 

Part  of 
large  Batch 

Temp  .of 

Id.  Wt. 



Buns . 





























(Cont .) 

(Sage  7) 


#190 5" a" 





#1914"  a" 





water  having 

e  have  been  lately  following  the  praotioe  of  UBing 


a  temperature  of  60  to  70°0.  r  ^ 

conclusion,  I  wouia  say,  therefore,  that  we  should  j 
(Cont .) 

(Page  8) 

adopt  the  following  practices ;- 

(1)  Present  method  of  loading  test  tubes; 

(2)  Prying  the  nickel  Hydrate  mush  for  two  dayB  at  120°C.,  and 
finish  drying  at  90  to  100°C . 

(3)  Measuring  the  solutions  so  that  there  shall  be  a  constant 
ratio  between  the  Hiokel  and  Soda  contents  in  the  precipi¬ 
tating  tank.  Said  ratio  to  be,  at  least  for  the  present, 
2,82  to  1,  as  based  on  the  following  formula; - 

5300  liters  HaOH  at  110  O.P.I.  _  2>02 

2295  litres  HiS04  at  56  G  ,P  .1 . 

2295  litres  =  the  quantity  of  HiS04  solution  used  on  the 
average  previous  to  the  recalibration  of  the  HiS04  tank 
last  Pall; 

(4)  Washing  the  Hiokel  Hydrate  &  Salts  with  water  between  60° 
and  70° C. 

Yours  sincerely. 


Hr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 
Edison  Laboratory , 
Orange ,  H .  J . 

Dear  Hr.  Edison;-  Re/lTickel  Hydrate  Tests. 

We  have  gone  over  the  results  of  all  the  teat  tubes  now 
running  in  the  Research  Dent .  We  would  report  that  a  great  num¬ 
ber  of  them  are  filter  press  experiments  dating  back  a  year  or 
more.  Host  of  these,  we  think,  are  important  to  run,  or  at 
least,  to  run  until  the  irons  are  renewed  and  three  cold  runs 
are  made .  We  have  directed  the  Research  Dept .  to  change  the 
irons  in  quite  a  number  of  them,  and  to  give  us  the  results.  If 
they  are  still  low,  we  will  cut  them  out,  unless  you  think  that 
they  ought  to  be  cut  out  without  trying  new  irons. 

We  have  out  out  a  few  of  those  experiments  made  in 
other  ways  than  filter  press . 

The  following  tubes,  which  are  running,  are  experi¬ 
ments  of  yours;-  E  456  -  457  Exp.  294, 

E  458  -  459  "  295. 

We  send  you  attached  the  results  of  experiments  made 
to  test  the  effect  of  Phosphoric  Acid  on  Hickel  Hydrate. 

Yours  sincerely, 




To  determine  whether  or  not  Phosphoric  Acid  will  combine  with  Hiokel  in 
precipitation  of  Hi(0H)2.&  effect  on  capacity. 

Experiment  Ho . 






Kind  of  Phosphoric  Acid 






Added  to 

HiS04  Sol'n 

HaOH  Sol'n 



Hi  SO  4 

Amt  which  combines  wiihHi(0H)2 

.087 $ 





Tube  Humbers 

E  380-381 

E  384-385 

E  382-383 

E  392-393 

E  524-525 

Loading  Weight . 

7  .713-7  .770 

7  .798-7  .760 

7  .818-7  .770 



Electrical  Runs  1 

1063  1077 

917  927 

1210  1210 

1077  993 

887  950 


1163  1173 

1033  1083 

1093  1083 

1120  1087 

1080  1100 


1180  118V 

1160  1117 

1123  1127 

1157  1117 

1087  1123 


1300  1357 

1250  1257 

1300  1327 

1393  1323 

1233  1260 


1340  1360 

1293  1257 

1323  1340 

1387  1333 

1227  1243 


1323  1350 

1260  1253 

1320  1317 

1367  1323 

1210  1217 


1390  1363 

1317  1293 

1357  1187 

1390  1333 

1320  1317 


1300  1313 

1307  1273 

1310  1280 

1320  1203 

1300  1290 


1290  1280 

1287  1233 

1277  1297 

1297  1257 

1267  1260 

E  520-521 
7  .577-7  .531 
883  910 

1100  1133 
1117  1143 
1227  1240 
1227  1223 
1203  1203 
1320  1317 
1300  1290 
1267  1250 

Duplioate  Samples, 

Dried  at  212 
loading  Weight,  . 

3-7.445  7.413-7  .S 

7.445-  7.550  7.505-7.547 


To  determine  the 

effect  of  Phosphoric  Acid 

on  Hiolrel  Hydrate,  if  same  is  moistened  hy  the  Aoid . 

Experiment  No , 

Kind  of  Acid, 

Tube  Numbers, 
Loading  Weight, 
Eleotrioal  Runs  1 







E  504-505 
7.1S3-7 .162 
103  117 

0  0 

0  0 



E  508-509 
7.125-7  .094 
977  907 

1057  1033 
1093  1043 
1190  1133 
1167  1123 
1157  1093 
1280  1217 
1260  1210 
1243  1193 



E  506-507 
7  .000-7  .040 
733  740 

967  950 

1023  1017 
1180  1183 
1117  1150 
1197  1153 
1190  1227 
1167  1207 
1167  1187 

Dear  Hr.  Edison:-  Re/ Caustic  Potash. 

Herewith  is  a  report  on  my  trip  to  Niagara  Palls ;  - 
Muriate  -  It  would  appear  that  the  quality  of  the  caustic  potash 

produced  by  the  Niagara  Alkali  Co .  or  might  he  produced  by  the 
Castner  Electrolytic  Alkali  Co.,  depends  almost  entirely  and  di¬ 
rectly  on  the  quality  of  the  muriate.  That  is,  as  the  percentage 
of  I'TaCl  in  the  muriate  increases,  the  percentage  of  HaOH  in  the 
product  increases . 

Prom  my  interviews ,  I  learned  that  the  muriate,  as 
mined  in  Germany,  carries  quite  a  low  #  of  KOI,  somewhere  in  the 
neighborhood  of  12#.  This  raw  material  is  purified  in  Germany, 
by  dissolving  and  reoryetallising,  and  made  into  several  grades 
ranging  from  80#  to  93  or  100#  KOI . 

The  80#  grade  is  used  principally  by  fertiliser  people, 
whereas  the  98  to  100#  is  used  for  making  caustic  potash  of  the 
best  quality,  neither  the  Niagara  Alkali  Co .  nor  the  Castner 
people  have  an  equipment  to  purify  this  low  grade  muriate  . 
Niagara  Alkali  Oo.-  This  concern  is  of  considerable  size,  has  substan¬ 
tial  buildings,  and  is  said  to  be  connected  with  German  concerns. 
I  oould  not  definitely  learn  whether  or  not  it  is  connected  with 

Hr.  E  .A  .Edison.  -2-  Hov.  Ilth/l4 . 

the  Potash  Syndicate. 

X  talked  with  the  General  Manager  and  obtained  the 
following  information; - 

Che  plant  is  now  operating  on  muriate  of  Potash,  30$ 
grade,  supplied  by  Harden,  Orth  &  Hastings  Oo . ,  of  Boston.  Chis 
Co.  has  tho  full  control  of  the  product. 

Choy  have  a  considerable  stock  of  caustic  potash  on 
hand  at  the  plant. 

Che  manager  3 aid  that  they  would  guarantee  supplying 
us  with  caustic  of  the  following  analysis }- 

KOH  -  70  -  75$ 

HaOH  -  10-15 

KOI  -  1.75  Maximum 

Si02  -  trace 

K0CO3  -  2  -  2.5 

Ca  -  trace 

Fe-Al  -  .1 

Che  -oercentage  of  KOI  might  he  reduced  to  1.5  and  the 
manager  said  they  would  select  batches  with  the  lowest  percent¬ 
age.  Prom  their  analyses  I  judge  that  the  minimum  would  be  1.4$. 

Che  percentages  of  KOH  and  HaOH  depend  upon  the  quali¬ 
ty  of  the  muriate .  Chey  have  no  way  of  freeing  the  muriate  of 
the  soda  content . 

Che  price  quoted  us  by  the  national  Aniline  end  Chemi¬ 
cal  Oo.,  N.Y.,  representatives  of  tho  Niagara  Alkali  Co,  was  17^ 
per  lb  in  carload  lots  of  about  35ooo  lbs,-  Value  §5950  .22. . 

In  regard  to  reducing  muriate  supplied  by  us,  I  was 
informed  that  this  was  probably  impossible,  due  to  the  arrange¬ 
ment  with  the  Harden ,  Orth  &  Hastings  Co.  Chair  agreement  is  to 
continue  until  muriate  oan  be  obtained  by  the  Niagara  Alkali  Co  . 
directly  from  Germany.  Also,  it  wouia  be  of  no  advantage,  as  thi 

ISr.  ff  .A .Edison, 

llth/l4 . 

muriete  supplied  by  John  B.  Sloane  is  of  the  same  grade  as  they 
are  at  present  running  on. 

Xt  might  he  possible,  however,  that  Harden,  Orth  & 
Hastings  Oo .  would  he  willing  to  add  Sloane' s  muriate  to  their 

stock.  I  propose  to  see  their  H.Y.  office  about  this.  If  wo 

could  supply  the  muriate  they  would  charge  us  $100 .°°  per  ton 
of  total  alkali  for°§S®  and  would  guarantee  a  maximum  con 
sumption  of  1 .35  tons  of  muriate  per  ton  of  total  alkali  . 

30$  muriate  from  Sloane,  --------- 

Uuriate  per  lb  of  caustic,  ------  -  -  1.35  lb: 

Oost  of  reducing  at  $100  per  ton  of  total  alkali-  $  .05  p .  1 

Haw  material  cost  =  1.35#  x  .j.04 

Cost  of  converting 

Cost  per  lb  of  total  alkali 

lb  . 

lb  of  raw 

■  0500 

In  regard  to  getting  our  supply  regularly  from  this 
concern,  would  report  that  the  manager  believes  he  could  supply 
us  with  caustic  equal  to  the  German  product  with  the  exception 
of  KCl .  The  percentage  of  this  would  be  about  1,287a* 

Their  price  for  the  last  few  years  has  ranged  between 
4  ana  5  cents  per  lb.  Our  present  price  from  Klipstein  is  5.4^. 

Partner  Electrolytic  Alkali  Oo X  had  two  interviews  with  the  man¬ 
ager  of  this  plant.  He  was  quite  loath  to  take  up  the  matter, 
stating  that  his  plant  was  running  at  full  capacity  on  caustic 
soda,  and  to  make  potash  would  necessitate  setting  aside  a  unit, 
decreasing  their  output  of  soda  without  any  real  increased  remun¬ 
eration.  However,  he  finally  said  that  he  would  take  it  up  with 
the  Directors,  and  recommend  their  attempting  it  on  the  following 

IEr ;  ffi  .A  .Edison , 


Hov.  llth/14. 

grounds;  - 

(1) -  as  an  accommodation  to  you, 

(2) -  that  a  permanent  arrangement,  covered  by  a  contraot,  for  at 

least  two  years,  would  be  entered  into  later. 

In  regard  to  the  quality  of  the  product,  it  would  ap¬ 
pear  that  their  type  of  cell  makes  a  better  grade  of  caustic 
than  that  of  the  Hiagara  Alkali  Co .  especially  as  to  Chlorine . 

Some  years  ago  iiiey  made  several  tons  of  caustic  pot¬ 
ash,  using  80  to  965$  muriate.  An  analysis  of  this  which  they 
showed  me  was  as  follows ;- 

KOH  -  85.635? 

ITaOH  -  11 .74 

KC1  -  .19 

K2CO3  -  2 .50 

K2SO4  -  .34 

!i?2itoe)-  -  traoa 

From  this  you  will  see  that  the  percentage  of  KOI  is 
far  better.  The  percentage  of  impurities,  such  as  sulphates, 
iron,  silica,  etc,  would  depend  upon  the  quality  of  the  muriate. 

If  they  would  go  into  this,  their  conditions  would  be 
approximately  as  follows;  - 

(1) -  They  would  reduce  at  once  about  150  lbs  of  the  muriate, 

which  we  would  supply  them,  as  a  preliminary  test  for  quality. 
They  would  send  us  a  sample  of  the  caustic  liquor . 

(2) -  They  wovild  set  aside  a  unit  and  run  thru  100  to  800  tons  to 

tide  us  over,  with  the  understanding  that,  should  the  product 
and  proposition  prove  satisfactory,  you  would  enter  into  an  agree 
ment  with  them  for  potash  covering  a  period  of  at  leaBt  two  years 
It  would  take  about  one  month  to  run  thru  100  tons  of  muriate . 
That  we  are  to  furnish  the  muriate . 


Hr,  (0  .A .Edison, 

Hot.  llth/14. 

(4) -  Chat  the  price  for  reducing  would  he  about  3  cents  per  lb 

j  of  caustic  potash  for  the  100  or  200  tons,  and  possibly  less  on 

a  2  year  oonti'aot . 

(5) -  Chat  wo  would  take  from  3  to  4, or  7  to  8  tons  per  week,  de- 

i  pending  upon  the  number  of  units  they  would  set  aside  . 

I  have,  therefore,  asked  John  Sloane  to  ship  at  once 
200  lbs  of  muriate  to  -them  for  an  immediate  test.  '  j 

Also  to  send  200  lbs  to  us  at  Silver  lake,  in  order  to  j 

:  experiment  on  purification  of  the  80$  muriate  by  recrystallisa¬ 

tion.  At  present  we  have  all  our  iron  sulphate  tanks  available. 

Che  price  of  potash  thru  this  concern  would  be  about  I 

I  2  cents  less  than  from  the  Niagara  Alkali  Co. 

j  It  would  appear  therefore,  that  these  prices  are  con¬ 

siderably  lower  than  that  quoted  us  for  the  caustic  potash  held 
by  Harden ,  Orth  &  Hastings  Co. 

X  would  recommend  that  we  see  this  concern  and  try  to 
lower  their  price,  but  anyway,  procure  a  carload  to  mix  with  the 
German  product  wo  have  on  hand. 

Analysis  of  a  sample  of  this  product  just  received,  is 


Peo.  Ist/l4 . 


Investigation  of  Cau3e  of  Sediment  in  Cells 
and  also  drop  in  Capacity . 

Cells  made  in  1312  and  sinoo  show  a  considerable  in¬ 
crease  in  sediment,  and  also  lower  capacity  than  those  made 
previous  to  1912. 

Investigation  of  Iron,  Nickel  Hydrate,  end  Potash 
as  supplied  hy  Silver  lake  . 

IROIT  MIX  -  The  procossos  followed  out  in  the  various  steps  in 
the  manufacture  of  Iron  Mix  are  exactly  the  sane  as  those  in 
1911,  except  that  we  have  standardised  all  measurements,  temp¬ 
eratures,  etc.  Have  also  added  many  cheek  tests.  The  Ircm 
Mix,  aB  made  to-day,  is  considered  hy  Messrs.  Bachman,  lionohan, 
and  Mclain  entirely  satisfactory. 

In  1912  wo  had  considerable  trouble  with  the  iron. 
This  was  evidenced  by  lightness,  difficulty  in  loading,  and 
low  electrical  capacity . 

WTmrwT.  HYDRATE-  In  the  Summer  of  1912  we  increased  the  capacity 
and  made  the  following  changes ; - 
HiSCH  Sept  5 ,  Nickel  dissolved  in  new  type  of  percolators , 
saving  hydrogen,  etc. 

Hi (OH)  Precipitation-  Rearranged  all  tanks  so  that  the  precipi¬ 
tation  was  made  in  one  tank  and  run  off.  to  two  tanks  below  for 

1)-  Precipitating  tank  is  exactly  the  same  in  type  as  the  for- 

2)-  Steam  ooil  in  this  is  the  same  as  before. 

a/ocfaherr  of 

Z)-  In  order  to  hasten  theAprecipitation,  v/e  used  city  water 
airoct,  in  addition  to  distilled  water.  Mr.  Edison  ap¬ 
proved  the  use-  of  city  water  . 

4) -  We  haa  previously  used  oity  water  in  mating  up  the  soda 

solutions . 

5) -  Upon  mating  the  first  hatch-,  it  was  found  that  the  percent¬ 

age  of  soda  and  salts  did  not  correspond  to  former  hatches. 
We  then  came  to  the  conclusion  that  the  former  soda  tanks 
were  not  calibrated  correctly  and  wo  adjusted  the  quantum 
of  soda  solution  to  make  the  analyses  the  same  as  before. 
Possible  differences  due  to  above  changes ;- 

1) -  Impurities  arising  from  use  of  more  city  water. 

2) -  Chilling  of  solution,  somewhat,  during  precipitation,  by 

use  of  cold  city  water. 

3) -  Chilling  of  solution  while  running  from  Precipitating  tank 

to  Settling  tanks. 

On  July  21,  1914,  we,  with  the  approval  of  Mr.  Edison, 
standardized  the  precipitation  process  by  using  a  definite  pro¬ 
portion  between  the  total  grams  of  ITiokel  and  the  total  grans 
of  Soda. 

We  also  adopted  the  standard  of  60°  to  70°C.  for  wash 
water  at  percolation-. 

Hi  (OH)  g  Drying. 

Driers  -  Ho  change  in  general  design. 

1) -  Boxed  in  fittings  at  end  of  coils  driers. 

2) -  Slight  change  in  number  of  pipes  per  layer  to  even  the 

temperature  throughout  drier . 

-  3  - 

3) .  Temperature  of  entire  driers  Have  varied  from  90  to  120°0, 

Hut  v to  have  tried  to  keen  under  100°C. 

4) -  Steam  pressure  in  mains  increased. 

5) -  Up  to  1912,  nans  were  shifted  from  hotter  zone  to  cooler 

zone,  and  partially  dried  material  was  broken  up. 

During  June,  July  and  August,  breaking  up  was  discontinued, 
but  was  resumed  on  Sept.  13th.  Discontinued  later  (date 
uncertain)  so  as  to  increase  output  of  driers.  Seemingly 
no  bad  effect  resulted. 

Miokel  Hydrate-Electrical  Capacity. 

For  the  electrical  capacity,  we  would  refer  you  to 
general  data  sheet  "A",  attached  to  this  report. 

There  has  been  some  variation  in  the  capacity,  but 
practically  all  been  between  the  allowable  limits,  1200 
and  1400.  Also  the  later  run  has  been  higher  than  the  3rd  run. 

In  the  Summer  of  1914,  the  capaoity  on  the  3rd  run 
was  high,  and  also  on  the  16th;  but  after  the  samples  were 
dried  and  loading  was  done  by  W.  Archer,  these  runs  were  nor¬ 
mal,  end  also  the  loading  weight  was  much  lower. 

Some  regular  electrical  tests  have  been  continued 
for  endurance .  See  Table  "0" . 

POTASH.-  on  Aug.  Vth/12,  we  were  compelled  to  use  a  poorer 

grade  of  Potash  on  account  of  manufacturers  not  being  able  to 
supply  sufficient' "Chlorine  free"  Potash.  This  grade  is  known 
as  "ordinary  90/5  Potash". 

Same  was  used  with  "Chlorine  free"  Potash  in  the  ratio 

of  2  to  3. 

One  batch  was  maac  up  of  only  "ordinary  Potash" , 
and  was  used  for  tv/o  batteries  which  conia  be  carefully 
1  watched.  It  is  now  reported  that  these  batteries  are  0 .1C . 

Hi(OH)g  -  General  Remarks;  - 

Aug.  2l/ll  -  .ifo  Cobalt  added  to  Hi  SO  4-. 

June  1912  -  Hew  tanks  for  soda,  precipitating  and  settling. 
Aug.  28/12  -  .5/o  Cobalt  added  to  HiS04> 

Aug.  7/12  -  Began  using  "ordinary"  Potash  in  place  of  "Chlo¬ 
rine  free"  Potash.  Use  O.IC’d  by  Mr.  Edison. 

The  complaint  has  been  made  from  time  to  time  at 
Orange  that  the  Ki(0E)2  has  been  different,  as  to  color  and 
hardness . 

The  matter  of  color  has  been  brought  to  Hr.  Edison's 
attention  on  several  occasions ,  and  has  been  explained  by  in¬ 
crease  of  percentage  of  Cobalt.  7/e  can  quite  positively  prove 
this.  See  general  data  sheet  "A"  attached  to  this  report. 

As  to  hardness  or  fines,  v/ould  report  that  we  have 
made  a  number  of  experiments,  varying  proportions,  method  of 
drying,  etc.  V/e  believe  that  the  Hickel  is  being  made  just ■ 
the  same  as  it  has  always  been  made,  with  one  exception,  and 
that  is  the  presence  of  .3 fo  Cobalt  in  place  of  none  in  1910, 
and  .155  in  1911 . 

On  Sept.  24/14  we  picked  out  samples  of  hydrate  dat¬ 
ing  back  to  1910,  tv/o  made  in  Jan.  and  two  made  in  June  of 
each  year .  V/e  tested  these  for  fines  and  brittleness  by 

(1) -  Screening  over  190  mesh, 

(2) -  Grinding  thru  coffee  mill  set  by  gauge, 

-  5  - 

fS)  -  Screening  in  mechanical  shaker. 

See  Cable  "B" . 

By  this  it  is  seen  that  there  is  very  little  differ¬ 
ence  in  fa  of  fines,  that  is,  thru  190  mesh  on  final  screening. 

V/e  have  just  completed  making  another  test  of  fines 
and  brittleness  of  samples  of  hydrate  made  the  first  and  mid¬ 
dle  of  each  month  since  1910  by 

(1) -  Drying  30  grams, 

(2) -  Screening  on  30  mesh  screen  by  hand, 

(5)-  Grinding  in  coffee  mill  and  screening  on  30  mesh, 

(4) -  Repeating  twice, 

(5) -  Screening  in  mechanical  shaker  on  190  mesh. 

Results  of  these  testB  are  shown  on  general  data 
sheet  "A"  attached  to  this  report. 

These  tests  show  that  there  is  practically  no  dif¬ 
ference  in  hardness  or  fines . 

Furthermore  the  reports  from  Orange  covering  the  /» 
of  fines  as  removed  by  grinding  and  washing  shov/  no  difference  . 
See  data  sheet  "D" . 

Ay  Crranyc. 

One  of  the  reasons  given Afor  this  opinion  is  that 
the  hydrate  does  not  crack  sharply  causing  considerable  noise, 
and  does  not  shake  the  mill  while  passing  thru,**  Utk  ba.Wy 

X  would  bring  to  your  attention  the  fact  that  the 
rolls  and  entire  washing  plant  was  moved  from  the  4th  floor 
to  the  3rd,  about  Sept.  1912.  Also  that  the  building  has  been 
extended .  Possibly  owing  to  these  two  changes,  conditions 
have  been  altered  which  might  deaden  the  sound ,  or  the  rolls 

a  firmer  base. 

Perforations  of  Tube-Stock  ■ 

In  examining  the  tubes  now  being  made,  it  appears 
to  the  writer  that  the  perforations  are  quite  large . 

y/e  have  picked  out  from  a  lot  of  test  tubes  returned 
here  several  oia  and  now  tubes ,  and  have  examined  same .  It 
would  appear  that  the  perforations  of  1910  and  1911  are  smaller 
than  those  at  present . 

See  exhibit  of  tubes  . 


We  believe  that  the  Iron  Mix  and  Nickel  Hydrate  have 
been  equal  in  quality  to  that  made  in  1910  or  1911,  and  also 
that  the  product  is  more  uniform,  especially  the  Iron  Mix. 

The  only  difference  in  either  is  the  presence  of  Co¬ 
balt  in  the  Niokel  Hydrate ,  which  decidedly  darkens  same . 

We  would  suggest  that  a  thorough  investigation  be 
made  at  Orange,  of  the  following; - 

1) -  Perforations  of  the  tube  stock. 

2) -  Treatment  of  the  hard  rubber  parts. 

3) -  Quality  of  lithium  Hydrate  being  used. 

4) -  Method  of  adding  Lithium  Hydrate  to  cells . 













2269  ' 

7  .633 
7  .742 
7  .352 

7  .575 
7  .810 
7  .774 
7  .340 
7  .645 
7  .745 

1193  1250 

1107  1257 

1100  1257 

1150  1223 

1177  1253 

1260  1205 

1257  1280 










































Increased  else  of 
batch  from  400  to 
450#  with  hatch  #1393 

Began  using  .1$  Co 
with  hatch  #2091 . 

1245  1430 

1257  1570 

1243  1377 

1257  1317 

1193  1247 

1163  1310 


Date  Mo . 

Jan.  2290 
Feb.  2338 
Mar .  2404 

Apr .  2494 

May .  2552 

June  2634 
July  2714 
Aug.  2827 
Sept .  2936 

Oot .  3044 

Hot .  3181 

Deo .  3312 

loading  ~  "  Electrical  Capacity 
7/ei^ht  3  16  56 _ 2olo- 

7  .596 
7  .560 
7  .666 


7  .626 
7  .699 

1183  1347 

1200  1300 

1180  1287 

1230  1320 

1250  1350 

1130  1263 

1215  1553 

1063  1250 

1197  1270 ' 

1197  1265 

1210  1233 

1220  1280 
1320  1320 

1325  1325 

1193  1253 

1253  1263 

1200  1257 

1133  1220 

1210  1200 
1217  1213 

1257  1233 

1230  1205 

1127  .  1233 
1177  1277 

1163  1215 

1163  1207 

1160  1193 

1193  1190 

1200  1220 
1150  1183 

1170  1200 

1067  1113 

1160  1250 

1147  1215 

1183  1133 

1260  1260 
1170  1200 

1200  1210 
1135  1167 

1180  1197 

1110  1240 

1107  1227 

1120  1237 

1097  1223 

1100  1310 

1097  1317 

1105  1237 

1107  1200 


















12  .32 
12  .4 

12  .13 
14  .06 

13  .25 
13  .62 
13  .16 
13  .11 
13 .09 
12  .16 

June  12,  began  using 
new  tanks,  rrecipitat- 
ing  in  one's:  running 
off  to  settling  tariirs. 
Using  3500  1  of  HuOH 
by  accurate  measure¬ 
ment.  Formerly  sup¬ 
posed  to  use  27001., 
but  believe  measure¬ 
ments  were  inaccurate. 
See  report  page  2  (5). 
Also  used  city  water 
for  precipitation  in 
larger  proportion. 

Began  using  .3;5  Co 
with  batch  #2921. 

12  .41  Average  fines 
for  yeer. 

7  .269 

Batch  loading 
Pate  Ho.  Weight 

Jan.  3442  7.274 

3517  7 .721 

Feb .  3593  0 .094 

3661  7.862 

Mar.  3729  7 .515 

3807  8 .141 

Apr .  3884  7 .700 

3906  7  .970 

May .  4048  7 .567 

4128  7 .421 

June  4207  7 .344 

4284  7 .844 

July  4361  7 .573 

4440  7 .623 

Aug.  4521  8.527 

4567  7.782 

Sept .  4634  7  .720 

4652  7.798 

Oct.  4670  7.880 

4713  7 .792 

ITov.  4768  7.760 

4808  7 .538 

Poo .  4861  7 .657 


1133  1387 

1033  1207 

1193  1363 

1167  1307 

1320  1343 

1277  1300 

1243  1307 

1200  1327 

1207  1377 

1227  1370 

1163  1250 

1143  1247 

1153  1227 

1200  1263 

1280  1273' 

1257  1230 

1083  1187 

1120  1210 
1167  1200 

1190  1327 

1190  1183 

1213  1187 

1110  1067 

1127  1150 

1187  1267 

1183  1260 

1150  1207 

1167  1230 

1173  1073 

1210  1077 

1117  1183 

1083  1157 
1177  1207 

1190  1320 

1167  1333 

1210  1377 

1217  1387 

1167  1294 

1180  1333 

1127  1263 

1223  1383 

1237  1360 

1230  1347 

1247  1397 

1187  1333 

1220  1347 

















13  .16 



10  .73 

11 .12 

Hr.  Edison  approves 
definite  proportion 
■between  Hi  end  HaOH 
by  total  grams . 

Also  using  water  60- 
70°0  for  percolators. 
Also  first  drying  in  i 
hotter  zone  of  driers  i 
and  then  in  cooler 
sones . 

10  .55 
12  .4 
10  .66 

13  .4 
12  .13 




10  .49  12  .328  Average  fines 

for  year 



Batch  Loading  Electrical  Capacity 

Date  Bo .  Weight  1  16  56 _ 

Pet . 

Mar . 

Apr . 





Sept . 

Oot . 





















7.695  1283  1413 

1257  1380 

7 .750  1227  1287 

1287  1360 

7.807  1323  1363 

•  1297  1317 

7.615  1280  1433 

1223  1450 

7.573  1293  1360 

1240  1260 

7 .720  1250  1257 

1263  1290 

7.820  1183  1353 

1243  1380 

7.785  1250  1377 

1227  1313 

7.878  1360  1317 

1350  1323 

7 .990  1310  1300 

1297  1323 

7 .775  1290  1357 

1330  1380 

7 .783  1310  1367 

1333  1387 
7 .701  1163  1260 

1217  1307 

7 .633  1210  1210 

1247  1197 

7 .809  1080  1227 

1180  1230 

7 .599  1233  1297 

1253  1277 
7 .671  1247  1317 

1250  1257 
7 .595  1260  1373 

1267  1340 

7 .374  1270  1340 

1290  1427 
7 .506  1263  1277 

1287  1310 


Color  Pines _ .RenarltB  . 

8  11 .85 

8  14.2 

8  11.34 

8  12.7 

8  11.99 

8  15.66 

3  13 .04 

8  13.85 

8  11.85 

8  14  .-83 

8-9  11.9 

8  13 .15 

8-9  10 .85 

8  13.52 

8  11.7 

0  13.3 

8-9  12  .188  Average  fines 

for  year . 

Hone  made . 

nickel  hydrate  TESTS 

Sairrele  of  50  grams  taken.  Put  in 

mechanically  shaken  nest  of  screens. 

Item  #1  gives  amount  of  fines,  as  Pines  &  Brittleness 

hydrate  comes  from  final  drier. 

Sample  ooarse  part  then  ground  once  in  Sept.  34,  1914. 

a  mill  set  at  a  standard  mark. 

This  ground  portion  put  into  a  nest  of 
screens,  and  shaken. 

All  operations  made  for  different  samples 

as  nearly  like  as  possible,  as  to  time .speed, etc .  TABLE  "B" 








V/t . 

Wo  . 








Taken  Remarks 







25  .03 



(  (1106 







46  .15 

49.2755  Ground 

hard  . 

(  (1318 





15  .06 


36  .03 


45  .015 









(Jan . ( 

(  (1602 















49 .008  Ground 


1911  ( 

(  (1901 





16  .16 



49  .469 

(June ( 






15  .00 













( Jan . ( 

(  (2304 









1912  ( 

(  (2701 








49  .448 







17  .42 













(Jan. ( 

(.  (3504 





16  .70 




1913  ( 

(  (4302 





16  .14 

26  .51 



(June ( 






14 .09 













(Jan .  (-7-8 
(  (4929- 





16  .36 




1914 (  30-1 

(  (6291- 





15  .06 




(June ( -2-3 





16  .85 





P.EGU1AE  ELECTRICAL  TESTS  of  Hi (OH)g  Dec  ■ 


^Endurance.  TABLE  "C" 

Batch  Ho . 





5359  . 

Date  Started 





3/6/14 . 

Suns  3rd, 















1307 -1267 





163th , 




Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Edison  Club  [not  selected]  (E-14-29) 

This  folder  contains  announcements,  minutes,  and  invitations  from 
the  Edison  Club,  an  employee  organization. 

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reports  pertaining  to  the  operations  and  output  of  licensees  ®'?ng  with 
correspondence  concerning  the  collection  of  royalties.  Also  included  is  a  letter 
bearing  marginalia  by  Edison,  in  which  he  declines  an  invitation  to  visit  the 
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This  folder  contains  documents  relating  to  the  Edison  Manufacturing  Co. 
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This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to 
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matters,  quarry  operations,  and  licensing  arrangements  involving  Edison’s 
crushing  rolls.  Also  included  are  documents  regarding  the  incorporation  of  the 
Edison  Pulverized  Limestone  Co.,  the  purchase  of  Edison's  property  in  Ogden 
by  the  New  Jersey  Zinc  Co.,  the  sale  of  land  to  the  Interstate  Park 
Commission,  and  the  establishment  of  a  fellowship  at  Rutgers  College  for 
investigating  sulphate  of  ammonia  and  its  use  as  a  fertilizer.  Letters  by 
company  president  Walter  S.  Mallory,  former  manager  of  sales  Emanuel 
Meyer,  and  longtime  Edison  associate  Francis  R.  Upton  discuss  management 
problems  involving  former  employees  S.  Churchill  and  J.  T.  Wakeman.  A  few 
documents  bear  marginalia  by  Edison. 

Less  than  10  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  selected.  The 
unselected  material  consists  primarily  of  meeting  announcements,  letters  of 
transmittal  and  acknowledgment,  and  routine  sales  and  financial  statements. 


The  Edison  Portland  Cement  Co. 

■>'  ■*>■">  W^.pK,  Freight  eed  Peueager  Sudon,  NEW  VILLAGE,  N.  J. 


T«„.  p.  o.  address.  STEWARTSVILLE,  N.  J. 

February  4,  1914 . 

Mr.  W.  H.  Meadowcroft, 

Edison  Laboratory, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Mr.  Meadowcroft 

I  have  been  absent  since  last  Friday 
and  for  that  reason  have  not  had  an  opportunity  heretofore 
to  send  you  the  figures  covering  barrels  shipped,  net  amount 
and  average  price  of  cement,  and  the  same  information  on 
Pulverized  Limestone  and  Poultry  Grit,  which  I  beg  herewith 
to  hapd,  you  up  to  and  including  the  27th.  I  understand  from 
our  Accounting  Department  that  the  daily  figures  have  gone 
to  you  since  Jan.  27th. 

X  wish  to  confirm  my  previous  statement 
to  you  that  tabulating  the  figures  you  receive  from  the  New 
York  office  covering  barrels  sold  are  very  misleading,  for 
the  reason  that  many  orderB  are  swelled  beyond  the  actual 
shipping  orders  which  come  subsequently,  and  while  I  think 
it  would  be  wise  to  still  continue  the  information  relative 
to  total  barrels  sold,  the  statistics  of  what  we  ship  cover 
the  information  which  Mr.  Edison  really  needs. 

Yours  very  truly. 

President  y\ 



The  Edison  Portland  Cement  Co. 


,  o.  address,  STEWARTSVILLE.  N.  J. 

February  5,  1914. 

Sear  Mr.  Edison: - 

I  talked  with  Mr.  Morron  relative  to 
the  lunch  to  be  held  at  the  ;^rat<|ry/)and  he  gave  i 
very  good  reasons  ■ 
until  some  time  after J 
know  the  statistical' condition^ 
not  to  do  anything  about  it  at  present. 

Yours  very  truly, 




Edison  Portland  Cement  Co. 

Telepiph,  Freight  and  Pumigre  Station,  NEW  VILLAGE.  N.  ]. 

p.  o.  address.  STEWARTSVILLE,  N.  J. 

February  6 ,  1914 . 

Dear  Mr.  Edison: - 

Relative  to  the  negotiation  with  the 
New  Jersey  Zinc  Co.  for  the  land  located  at  Edison,  N.  J., 
beg  to  state  that  I  have  got  them  up  to  the  point  where  they 
have  made  an  offer  of  022,500.00  cash.  You  will  remember 
they  offered  us  020,000.00,  and  you  offered  to  accept  025,000. 
During  the  negotiation  they  have  stated  that  020,000.00  waB 
the  outside  figure  they  would  pay,  however,  they  have  come 
up  to  022,500.00  and  X  believe  there  is  a  reasonable  chance 
that  they  will  pay  the  025,000.00.  Shall  I  hold  out  for  the 
025,000.00,  or  advise  them  you  will  accept  the  022,600.00, 
which  is  to  be  paid  in  cash. 

Mr.  Riclcert,  who  has  charge  of  thiB  nego¬ 
tiation,  is  leaving  for  Florida  on  Tuesday,  and  has  ashed  me 
to  telephone  him  tomorrow  your  decision,  so  that  in  case  you 
decide  to  accept  he  can  make  the  necessary  arrangements  before 
leaving  for  the  Bouth. 

Yours  very  truly, 


The  Edison  Portland  Cement  Co. 

p.  O.  address.  STEWARTSVILLE.  N.  J. 

February  6,  1914. 

Dear  Ur.  Meadowcroft 

Mr.  Wm.  H.  Meadowcroft,  _ 

Edison  laboratory,  (SL^'  ^ 

°ranee'  N*  oJ»- 

.  Meadowcroft X^2> 

Will  you  kindly  aee  that  Ur.  Edison  ^ 

..tHni  the  additional 

ia  shown  the  attached  letter 

phone  his  decision  to  the  la¬ 

thers  is  about  605?  of  a  chance  of  our  getti^Dhe  additional 
*2.600.00,  hut  at  the  same  time,  it  is  very  hard^sena. 
property  such  as  this,  and  we  might  wait<-5yi*t^an'"ll:,er  of 
years  before  getting  another  opportunity  to  make  a  sale. 

decision,  please  telephone  me  at  the  Wori 
should  not  be  in  the  office  at  the  time^ 
message  to  Mr.  Bixler. 


The  Edison  Portland  Cement  Co. 

P.  O.  address.  STEWARTSV1LLE.  N.  J. 

February  10,  1914. 

Mr.  H.  F..  Miller, 

Edison  Laboratory, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Lear  Mr.  Miller 

Confirming  our  telephone  conversation 
of  this  P.  M.,  I  regret  to  adviBe  that  Mr.  Mallory  is 
confined  to  his  bed  with  muscular  rheumatism  which  nec¬ 
essitated  cancelling  his  trip  to  Chicago  where  the  Associ¬ 
ation  of  Cement  Manufacturers  hold  their  Executive  Meeting 
the  latter  part  of  this  week. 

After  talking  to  you  1  called  Mrs.  Mallory 
on  the  'phone  and  gave  her  your  invitation  to  Mr.  Mallory 
to  attend  the  gathering  at  Mr.  Edison’s  residence  tomorrow 
evening,  and  she  has  asked  me  to  tender  to  you  Mr.  Mallory's 
thanks  and  regrets  that  he  will  not  be  able  to  attend  for 

reasons  above  stated. 

Mr.  Mallory  wishes  Mr.  Edison  many  more 

happy  returns  of  the  day .  - 

Yours  very  truly. 

Secretary  to  Presided 


The  Edison  Portland  Cement  Co. 

Irm.n  -rued  Telepiipb>  F„y,t  „„J  p.IKIlgcr  Suibo.  NEW  VILLAGE,  N.  J.,,^.1 p”8|S||dl 

ET  p.o.addrbss,  STEWARTSVILLE,  N.  J. 

March  10,  1914. 

Mr.  Wm.  H.  Meadowcroft, 

Edison  Laboratory, 

Orange,  H.  J. 

Dear  Mr.  Meadowcroft:- 

We  have  your  favor  of  7th,  and  I 


deeply  regret  to  learn  that  there  has  been  any  delay  in 
your  getting  the  daily  reports  of  cement  shipments,  Pul¬ 
verized  Limestone  and  Poultry  Grit. 

On  Investigating  this,  I  find  that  our 
Poultry  Grit  man  delayed  the  billing  from  the  25th  to  the 
28th,  which  made  it  impossible  for  our  Mr.  Deitlin  to  get 
these  reports  out  earlier  than  the  28th.  My  attention  was 
called  to  this,  and  I  immediately  took  steps  to  correct  it; 
then  in  the  early  part  of  last  week  the  snow  storm  interfered 
very  materially  with  the  malls.  In  fact,  we  were  not  able 
to  get  out  to  the  Plant  on  Monday  and  Tuesday  of  last  week 
and  mails  were  very  irregular. 

We  have  taken  steps  which  we  believe  will 
prevent  any  further  delays,  except  at  the  beginning  of  the 
month,  say  the  first  and  second,  when  our  whole  force  is 
working  on  getting  out  the  monthly  statements,  and  our 
Accounting  Department  is  unable  to  enter  up  the  billing  on 

the  Sales  Register. 

Our  reports  will  always  he  a  day  late, 
because  of  the  fact  that  some  of  the  shipments  do  not  go 
out  until  practically  the  last  minute  of  the  day,  and  it 
is  impossible  for  us  to  get  out  the  bills  or  get  the  bills 
of  lading  from  the  Railroad  in  order  to  send  out  the  billing 
on  the  same  day,  consequently  this  work  is  done  the  first 
thing  the  following  day  and  the  report  goes  out  to  you  in 
the  evening. 

If  you  have  any  further  trouble  in  this 
direction,  I  trust  you  will  not  hesitate  to  write  me  promptly 
so  I  can  correct  it. 

Yours  very  truly, 



1st  April,  1914. 

Mr.  William  E.  Horne,  Secretary, 

The  Edison  Portland  Cement  Company, 

Ste7/artsville ,  H.  J. 

Pear  Mr.  Horne:- 

After  having  given  the  question 
raised  in  your  letter  of  the  27th  ultimo  full  consider¬ 
ation,  we  have  come  to  the  oonolUBion  that  if  your  com¬ 
pany  issues  a  note  to  Mr.  EdiAon  for  the  bond  interest 
due  April  1st,  the  amount  thereof  would  have  to  he  in¬ 
cluded  in  the  monthly  report  to  the  Internal  Revenue 
collector  and  normal  income  tax  paid  thereon. 

Another  plan  for  handling  the  matter  has 
suggested  itself  to  us  and  we  have  also  discussed  it 
with  Mr.  H.  F.  Miller  to  whom  we  are  sending  a  oopy  of 
this  letter  for  his  information.  Instead  of  issuing 
a  note,  we  suggest  that  the  interest  he  merely  credited 
to  Mr.  Edison  on  open  account  and  that  he  retain  pos¬ 
session  of  the  coupons  until  such  time  as  the  interest 
is  actually  paid.  In  this  way  your  ooropany  can 
properly  claim  crediting  of  the  interest  in  preparing 
its  annual  inoome  return,  while  at  the  same  time  Mr. 

Ur.  William  E.  Horne  -  2. 

Edison  is  warranted  in  taking  the  position  that  the  in¬ 
terest  has  not •actually  been  paid  to  him  and  in  view  of 
the  uncertainty  of  its  ultimate  payment  it  should  not 
he  considered  as  inoome  received  by  him.  By  handling 
the  matter  in  this  way  no  income  tax  need  be  paid  by  the 
company  or  Kr.  Edison  until  the  interest  is  actually 
paid  to  him. 

If  the  foregoing  suggestion  be  followed  we 
think  it  would  be  unnecessary  to  include  the  interest 
accruing  to  Kr.  Edison  in  the  usual  monthly  report  of 
interest  paid  to  the  Internal  Revenue  Collector. 

If  we  can  be  of  any  further  assistance  to 
you  in  this  matter,  please  do  not  hesitate  to  call  on  us 

Very  truly  yours, 


The  Edison  Portland  Cement  Co. 

..Inuu.  of,  Ftoighl  .nd  P«.eogor  Station.  NEW  VILLAGE.  N.  J.  . . “V'S? 

Vice-President  Newark*  TM.*,*" 

nd  AMt.  Treat.  P.  O.  ADDRESS.  STEWARTSVILLE.  N.  J. 

May  23,  1914  ^ 


#'  ! 

.Q»*  1 

Mr.  Harry  Miller, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Eor  selling  reasons  it  was  necessary  that 
we  separate  the  pulverized  limestone  business  from  the  cement 
business  and  in  order  to  do  this  we  incorporated  the 
Edison  Pulverized  Limestone  Co.,  with  an  authorized  capital 
of  $2,000  of  which  $1,000  is  to  be  paid  in  and  all  the  stock 
is  to  be  owned  by  the  Edison  Portland  Cement  Co.,  so  that 
all  the  profits  of  the  business  will  accure  to  the  Cement  Co. 

I  am  handing  you  herewith  certificate  of 
stock  of  the  Edison  Pulverized  Limestone  Co.,  for  one  share 
which  I  have  had  registered  in  your  name  to  qualify  you  as  a 
Director,  and  which  certificate  X  wish  you  would  sign  on  the 
back  leaving  blank  the  name  of  the  party  to  whom  same  is  to  be 
transferred  so  that  all  the  stock  will  be  held  by  the  Cement  Co. 

I  am  also  sending  you  with  this  certificate 
a  copy  of  the  minutes  as  they  have  been  drafted  as  of  Hay  19th, 
and  which  you  can  retain  if  you  so  ddsire.  X  would  like, 
however,  if  you  would  sign  the  attached  approval  thereof  and 
mail  it  to  me  with  the  certificate. 

I  further  enclose  a  blank  vote  for  the 
Directors  which  I  wish  you  would  be  good  enough  to  sign  to  that 
the  records  as  to  the  stockholders  meeting  will  be  complete. 

I  also  enclose  a  waiver  of  notice  of  the  first  meeting  of  the 
Board  of  Directors  to  be  signed  also. 

Trusting  that  the  above  will  be  clearly 
understood  and  thanking  you  for  their  return  at  your  early 
convenience,  we  beg  to  remain 

Yours  very  truly  _ 


V/EH-RL  President 

p.  S.  I  am  enclosing  certificates  for  Mr.L_5ai3on  and  Mr. 

Meadowcroft  together  with  copies  of  all  the  abae  papers  with 
the  exception  of  waiver  of  notice  of  first  meeting  of  the  Board 
of  Directors  and  I  wish  you  would  have  both  Mr.  Ldison  and  Mr. 
Meadowcroft  sign  on  the  form  which  you  and  I  signed  and  which  is 
enclosed  herewith. 

Edison  Portland  Cement  Company 


1133  BROADWAY, 


Hey  29,  1914. 

Mr.  H.  P.  Miller, 

Edison  Laboratory, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

My  dear  Harry: 

Y/e  are  trying  an  experiment  in  connection  with  the 
advertising  of  pulverized  limestone  and  in  one  series  of  ads,  X  an 
asking  that  letters  he  addressed  to  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Orange, 

Hew  Jersey.  I  have  five  different  ads  in  the  series  and  want 
to  test  out  which  is  the  most  effective.  These  ads  will  only  he 
in  for  the  next  four  weeks,  so  I  would  ask  that  any  replies  you 
may  receive  he  forwarded  to  the  Edison  Pulverized  Limestone  Co., 
1133  Broadway. 

Yours  very  truly. 


Edison  Portland  Cement  Company 


1133  BROADWAY. 

New  York  City. 

June  5,  1914. 

Mr.  E.  H.  Car hart, 

Stewartsville,  IT.  J. 

Dear  Mr.  Carhart; 

Please  note  the  attached  letter  from  Dr.  lipman  to 
Mr.  Edison,  which  explains  itself.  Will  you  kindly  learn  from 
Dr.  Lipman  how  much  money  it  Yirould  take  to  establish  a  fellowship . 
It  might  pay  us  to  do  this^to  have  a  study  of  ground  limestone 
made . 

Youtb  very  truly, 





New  Jersey  Agricultural  Experiment  Stations 

cT  cr 

\V  v 

“»'•  v\  New  Brunswick,  N.  J.,  June  *3. ,  191£  i 



Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 
Llewellyn  Park, 
Orange,  N.  J. 

Uy  dear  Sir: 




V  K 

"  A, 


\  f  V0'  / 

Tile  soil  investigations  -which  we  are  conducting  «. 
at  the  "ew  Jersey  State  Agricultural  College  deal  in  part  V  ; 
with  the  comparative  merits  of  ground  limestone  and  burned  \  S. 
lime  for  neutralizing  soil  acidity.  These  experiments  have  l-Ys 
already  given  us  some  very- interesting  results  and  have  rais^j; 
ed  many  questions  which  it  would  he  desirable  to  answer .  One  ■ 
of  our  students  has  been  studying  lately  the  relation  of  / 

ground  limestone,  of  various  degrees  of  fineness,  to  the  ac-  / 
tivity  of  certain  types  of  soil  bacteria.  He  finds  that  in-  /,• 

.  “  ;  in-  V , 


Since  our  present  funds  would  not  permit  the  study! 
of  some  of  the  problems  related  to  the  use  of  ground  limestone* 
in  agriculture,  it  has  occurred  to  me  that  you  may  be  suf¬ 
ficiently  interested  in  the  matter  to  establish  a  fellowship 
at  the  New  Jersey  State  Agricultural  College  (Rutgers  College) 
for  the  study  of  certain  90il  problems.  We  already  have  two 
industrial  fellowships  at  the  College  and  it  is  expected  that 
others  will  be  established.  Because  of  your  interest  in  the 
use  of  ground  limestone,  I  am  encouraged  to  hope  that  you  might 
find  it  desirable  to  give  some  consideration  to  this  suggestion. 

Sincex’ely  yours. 




The  Edison  Portland  Cement  Co. 

Ch.lto.o  .1  Hoard  Ficigtil  and  Pusenjer  Sudoa.  NEW  VILLAGE.  N.  J.  p,^MLri|*  P*f,  ^ 

yr.  Asst.  TroM.  p.  o.  addrhss,  STEW  ARTS  VILLE,  N.  J.  , 

y  June  3,  1914.  ms 

Mr.  V/.  S.  Mallory,  President, 

Edison  Portland  Cement  Co. ,  rNJJ^c  ^  6/ 

Hew  York,  H.Y.  ^ 


Dear  Sir :  -  ' 

We  made  a  blast  in  Quarry  "A"  and  ran  over 
about  70  cars  in  the  afternoon  yesterday.  The  rook  lookB  very 
good  and  I  expeot  to  get  some  average  samples  today  or  to¬ 
morrow  and  have  them  analyzed.  We  shot  a  blast  of  about  250 

feet  along  the  faoe  and  there  are  no  signs  of  clay  pockets  in 
any  of  it,  hut  the  rock  is  a  little  soft  for  about  40  feet 
at  the  West  end  where  we  oome  in. 

I  am  sending  the  2p0  barrels  to  Lehigh  University 

Yours  very  truly. 


June  4  th,  1914. 
rc.  .T.  G.  Lipronn,  Director., 

•  lor  Jersey  Agricultural  Experiment  Station.,- 
’rev;  Drunnwiolt,  '■>  •  'T  • 

iio:ir  Doctor  Lipman:- 

Too  waiter  -  took  up  this  quoation  with  our  Kr. 

.,.T.  .vnllory ,  President,  -shich  ho  found  intorootiutf  and  *«- 
oueoted  no  to  write  you  for  the  jwirtixulors  Rover. um'  nano. 

;ic  me  in  today’ a ’mail  your  letter  of  «»o  let  intsUuit, 

vritten  to  vr.  Thomas  A.  Edison.  Oran«o,  H..T.  concerning 
«.  «»C  project.  «*- 

letter  to  vr.  Kdicon  it  covers  n  field  of  co.ioider.ihle  in- 
portnnee  und  a  study  that  oliould  result  in  contributing  nuch 
useful  and  profitable  information  along  the  linos  of  the  uoe 

of  TdmeBtone.  j 

I  am  requested  to  nak-if  you  will  kindly  lot  X- 

know  what  will  be  the  probable  coot  to  eotablioh  ouch  a 
VMt,  .«  the  He.  Jereey  state  Asricnlturnl  - 

„„y  other  fact,  that  yea  W  *»«  -  «*»  ”  <*** 
ioferaotjen  en  the  .alter.  Be  i»  yeu^H  very  .aeOly.  a* 
your  convenience,  furnleu  ..  With':  thi,  infeentie.  the  «*»•* 
Will  see  that  it  receives  proper  ooubidorntion. 

M  to  Dr  J  G  Lipncm.  VGllowehip,  How  Brunnwick,  II.  J. 
"  ’  Juno  4th,  1914. 

Thanking  you  in  advance  for  your  trouble  and 
for  your  lettera,  ’.ve  are. 

YourB  very  truly, 


KHC-DSV.’  . 

couy  to  !ir.  M.  C.  Kallory,  President, 

New  Jersey  Agricultural  Experiment  Stations 

New  Brunswick,  N.  J„ 

June  '14 

],tr. Edmund  H.Carhart 

Edison  Pulv. Limestone  Co. 

Stewartsville.H. J. 

Dear  Mr.Carhart:- 

X  am  in  receipt  of  your  letter  of  the 
4tft', inst. ,and  am  very  much  pleased  to  learn  that  favor¬ 
able  action  may  he  taken  by  your  company  relative  to  the 
establishment  of  a  Fellowship  at  Rutgers  College. 

I  am  enclosing, herewith, a  copy  of  an 
agreementmade  with  the  American  Coal  Products  Co.  by 
Rutgers  College.  This  Company  recently  established  a 
Fellowship  for  the  study  of "Ammonium  Sulphate  in  its  Re¬ 
lation  to  Soil  Fertility."  This  Fellowship  pays  $600. 
per  annum, and  ha3  been  established  for  a  period  of  three 
years.  A  similar  Fellowship  has  been  established  by  the 
Union  Sulphur  Co., of  Hew  Yorlc--this  also  is  for  a  per¬ 
iod  of  three  years, and  pays  §1000.  per  annum.  There  are 
prospects  for  the  establishment  of  still  other  industrial 
fellowships . 

Heedless  to  say, we  should  welcome  an 
opportunity  for  the  study  of  lime  problems, particularly 
problems  involving  the  use  of  ground  limestone  in  agri¬ 
culture.  I  trust  that  we  shall  hear  favorably  from  you. 

Assuring  you  that  your  interest  in  this 
matter  is  SinC^/^SDlra3CT0R 



For  the  purpose  of  promoting  useful  knowledge, 
Rutgers  College, of  Hew  J.  .accepts  from  the  Ameri¬ 
can  Coal  Products  Co., of  Hew  York  City, a  temporary  Industrial 
Fellowship, to  he  known  as  the  Sulphate  of  Ammonia  Fellowship. 

It  is  mutually  understood  and  agreed, that  the 
conditions  governing  the  Fellowship  shall  he  as  follows :- 

The  object  of  the  Fellowship  will  he  the  making 
of  a  systematic  and  thorough  study  of  the  value  of  Sulphate 
of  Ammonia  as  a  fertilizer , and  the  best  methods  of  using  it 
in  agriculture. 

The  man  appointed  under  the  Fellowship  shall  he 
selected  by  the  President  of  Rutgers  College, and  the  Director 
of  the  Hew  Jersey  Agricultural  Experiment  Station, at  Hew  Bruns¬ 
wick, Hew  Jersey, with  the  approval  of  the  donors  of  the  Fellow¬ 
ship.  He  shall  he  a  man  who  has  specialized  along  the  lines 
of  plant  pathology  and  chemistry, who  shall  have  completed  his 
college  work  and  shall  have  already  demonstrated  his  aoility  in 
research  work. 

The  work  shall  he  carried  on  under  the  immediate 
direction  and  supervision  of  the  Directdr  of  the  New  Jersey 
Agricultural  Experiment  Station  and  the  Fellow  shall  report  di¬ 
rectly  to  him, hut  the  American  Coal  Products  Company  shall  he 
furnished  with  quarterly  reports  of  the  progress  of  the  work 
and  a  yearly  summary.  Such  reports, however, shall  not  he  avail¬ 
able  for  publication, nor  any  portion  of  same, without  the  con¬ 
sent  of  the  President  of  Rutgers  College  or  of  the  Director  of 
the  New  Jersey  Agricultural  Experiment  StatiSn.  It  is  the  in¬ 
tention  that  the  research  shall  cover  a  period  of  three  full 
planting^ .growing  and  harvesting  seasons, and  that, in  addition, 



the  Summer  of  1914  shall  he  devoted  to  a  preliminary  study  of 
conditions  as  they  exist  in  the  State  of  Hew  Jersey.  The  Pel- 
low  shall  devote  his  entire  time  to  field  and  laboratory  stud¬ 
ies  in  connection  with  the  problems  under  investigation, but 
shall  be  entitled  to  a  vacation  of  one  month,  to  be  taken  at 
such  time  of  the  year  as  will  least  interfere  with  his  work. 

The  work  shall  be  carried  on  by  means  of  field 
observations, field  experiments, and  greenhouse  and  laboratory 
studies, with  due  attention  to  the  bibliography  of  the  subject; 
it  being, however, the  desire  to  base  any  conclusion  as  far  as 
possible  on  the  results  of  experiments  with  American  soils 
and  conditions  rather  than  those  of  Europe.  The  investigation, 
therefore, is  to  cover  not  only  one  soil, but  is  to  include  a 
comparative  and  duplicate  series  of  experiments  in  each  of  the 
principal  soils  of  Hew  Jersey, of  which  there  are  five  more  or 
less  distinct  types  recognized.  The  scope  of  the  investiga¬ 
tions  and  experimentation  is  not, however, limited  to  Hew  Jer¬ 
sey,  if  time  and  opportunity  permit  more  ground  to  be  covered. 

It  is  also  understood  and  agreed  that, during  the 
tenure  6f  the  Fellowship, the  holder  thereof  shall  not  publish 
any  of  the  results  of  his  investigation  except  with  the  ap¬ 
proval  of  the  Director  of  the  Hew  Jersey  Agricultural  Experi¬ 
ment  Station, and  that, at  the  expiration  of  the  Fellowship, he 
shall  complete  and  submit  a  comprehensive  monograph  of  the  re¬ 
sults  of  the  research, together  with  a  bibliography  of  the  sub¬ 
ject  as  far  as  needed  for  the  proper  prosecution  of  the  work. 

A  copy  of  this  monograph  shall  be  furnished  the  American  Coal 
Products  Company  and  any  and  all  portions  thereof  shall  be 
available  for  publication  at  once. 



It  iB  further  understood  and  agreed  that  the  man 
accepting  this  Fellowship  shall  become  a  party  to  this  agree¬ 
ment  and  that  his  appointment  shall  he  for  the  period  July  1, 
1914, to  October  1,1917. 

For  the  support  of  this  Fellowship , the  American 
Coal  Products  Company  agrees  to  pay  to  the  Trustees  of  Rut¬ 
gers  College  the  sum  of  one  thousand  eight  hundred  dollars 
(?, 1,800.), at  a  rate  not  exceeding  six  hundred  dollars ( 0600. ) 
per  year, in  quarterly  payments, beginning  July  1,1914, and  con¬ 
tinuing  to  June  30,1517.  These  payments  are  to  cover  all  Fel¬ 
lowship  fees, likewise  traveling  and  other  expenses  incidental 
to  the  prosecution  of  the  work  under  the  Fellowship.  The  Amer- 
ican  Coal  Products  Company  will, in  addition, supply  without 
charge , all  the  Sulphate  of  Ammonia  required  in  the  experi¬ 
mental  work. 

Ill  WITHESS  THEREOF, the  respective  parties  have 

hereunto  set  their  hands  and  seals  this  -  day  of  ,191 

American  Coal  Products  Cempany, 

—  Secretary  and  Ranager 

Rutgers  College 



Eew  Jersey  Agricultural  Experiment  Station 


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totua  vt>Ty  truly. 


Stowartsville  ,  II. J.  June  5,  1914. 

Mr.  \7.  S.  Mallory,  President, 

Pile  E;  is  on  Portland  Cement  Company, 


Pear  Sir.  ^  ^eg  lian^  yOU  herewith  stumnary  of  tlie  Sales 

Register  for  the  month  of  May,  1914. 

113,688  hhls.  Dusk . ^10o‘?fo*oc 

9.539  "  Paper,  . . •  •  8,669.06 

9.342  »  Wood,  .  6,725.10 

132,569  WIs. 

Plus  18  "  Overweight. 

132,587  bblsT  Cement  Sales . . 

Duck  Bag  Sales, 
Paper  Bag  Sales, 

Cooperage,  . 

Prepaid  Freight, 

. 452,220  hags  ©  lOyf,  . . 

.  38,684  "  "•  2-Jy,  . ■ 

.  9,342  hhls.-G  40ji . . 

Accounts  Receivable  Debited,  ..... 
Average  ITet  Selling  Price  per  bbl. 







1,275  hhls. 
3,020  " 

6,850  " 

510  " 

11,655 hhls. 

shipped  to  Manuel  Caragol  Stock. 

•'  "  Hohoken  Stock, 

it  »  Hew  York  terminal  Stock. 

ii  »  H.Y. ,  1I.E.  &  H.  StocJ:. 
shipped  to  warehouses. 

1,632  hhls. 
2,286i  " 
140  " 

392-s-  11 

14',  200^  D  O  IS 

delivered  from  Manuel  Caragol  Stock. 
ii  "  Hobokfcn  Stock. 

ii  ii  How  York  terminal  Stocft. 

it  ||  c.  J.  Jacobs  Stock. 

ii  «  H.Y. ,  H.H.  &  H.  Stock. 

.  delivered  from  warehouses. 

132.587  hhls.  charged  to  customers. 

14  200x  "  Delivered  from  warehouses . 
H8,30'6'lT3hls.  charged  from  mill. 

11’, 656-  11  shipped  to  warehouses. 

l3o’o'4l£~bbls.  shipped  from  mill. 

Yours  very  truly, 



The  Edison  Portland  Cement  Co. 

W  VILLAGE.  N.  J, 


July  7,  1914. 

Ur.  V/.  S.  Mallory , 

Edison  Portland  Cement' Co. , 

Hew  York  City.  / 

Hoar  Sir: 

As  per  telephone  oonvo>satxan-tfx  this  a.  k. ,  we  have 
arranged  to  send  Mr.  Keadowcroft  the  information  as  oalled 
for  on  the  two  forms  which  we  herewith  enclose.  'file  form 
entitled  Dailey  Sales  Report  wo  have  heon  sending-  him  daily 
for  several  months,  which  is  made  up  from  the  daily  hillings 
of  Cement,  Pulverised  limestone,  and  Poultry  Grit,  fflie  form 
entitled  Daily  Business  Bool^is  made  up  from  the  orders  sent 
us  hy  the  Sales  Offices,  and  we  are  sending  forward  the  first 
report  to-night. 

'Jill  you  kindly  advise  us  if  this  latter  report  furnishes 
the  information  you  wish  us  to  send  to  Mr.  ^  a  dower  oft,  ™ 

have  only  prepared  a  small  number  of  forms  pending  your  ap¬ 

yours  very  respectfully, 


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&t.  Samra  luHbtttg 

1133  Broakuimj 

Nrw  fork  July  £ 

lir.  ?.  killor,  Secretary, 

Suison  "aboratory,  , 
Orange,  !••  J. 


ill  11  or : 

Ilr.  Siiison  has  referred  a  lo  Sts 
...  Ilobbio,  V  'iaet  12nd  3t.  ,  Bov:  Yoi 
3  purchase  tho  tract  oi  lar.f  up  ti 
jr  "Durj.  orhorc"  Tract,  lor  tho  Ini 
say  tout  tl.o  Coias.sisr.ion  Is  tab  in; 

L-  the  80  property  ovmors.  Ur-  3i 
sy  aro" driving  at". 

.  ty,  containing 

I  am  a  littlo  irnorant  about  t!:o  description  oi’  thi 
property,  but  think  it  contains  about  200  acres,  ant.  is  tho  tract 
that  tho  v.ooii  vjus  cut  from  by  ono  kouarfl  Scanuoll,  some  Con  years 
V/ill  you  very  Bind ly  look  at  the  food  of  this  property,  ana  sOnil  i; 
addressed  c/ o  tho  Bfison  Pulvoriscd  T.inostouo  Co.,  Boom  906,  1133 
Broartvay,  Bov:  "Cora  City,  tho  number  of  sores,  location,  and  a  very 
simple  description,  so  that  I  ocn  soo  tho  parties  and  find  out  -iha 
or.  tlioir  minds- 

Thank  in,?  you  in  advance,  I  am. 

The  Edison  Portland  Cement  Go. 

o.  address.  STEWARTSVILLE.  N.  J. 

August  4,  1914.  os 

Hr.  H.  F.  Miller,  Treasurer, 

Edison  Portland  Cement  Co., 
Orange,  H.J. 

Pear  Sir: - 

I  enclose  herewith  Proof  of  Loss  which  it 
is  necessary  to  have  executed  hy  Mr.  Edison  or  his 
attorney-in-fact.  Will  you  Madly  arrange  to  have  this 
properly  signed  and  certified.  This  is  to  cover  a  fire  loss 
on  giant  roll  patterns  of  Thomas  A.  Edison;  the  fire  having 
occurred  at  the  Federal  Steel  Foundry's  plant,  at  which 
point  the  patterns  wore  located. 

Yours  very  truly. 


jsosson  r 


-*  r 

'  'h/'  thilculc  _ 

r  .  August  hlghth 

/  K/°  1  f  ’  * 

thllMolphle.  ^  in* 


Vqy  tlio  nook  August  lot  to  7th  -inclusive, 
okIo  q  Sot  iraacdlato  shipment  mounting  to  11,071 
bsrrcls  wopo  received,  cs  against  G9CB  barrels  ior, 
tlio  previous  neck. 

»  inoroaso  over  nock  cofllng 

It  le  noodleDo  to  soy  tliat  this  allowing 
io  very  gratifying  to  oil  concerned,  and  only  By 
Intelligent  and  eonooicntiono  work.  such  ess  yon 
gentleman  aro  capable  of,  can  the  1 nor case  shown 
during  tho  post  tliroo  weeks  ho  maintained. 

ate  standing  of  salesmen  from  high  to 
low  is  ox?  follows: 






Among  the  sales  of  SvIfiOR  this  work  was 
one  Sop  GC<,C  barrels  for  otroot  poving  work  at 
Jolmotown,  Sa» 

ViJiT.ui S»  SgbCKS. 

It  boo  boon  demonstrated  again  this  nook 
ttot  Bono  of  our  ountcrioro  hovo  let  their  stock  ran 
vo vw  low.  Xou  should  urgo  tho  co-opopotlon  oa  year  end  got  thorn  to  antiolpato  their  wants, 

Shlo  lo  very  Important,  ior  roaouns 
ontllnocl  In  lout  nocli'o  lot  tor*  ojifl  olioulfi  ue 
thoroughly  imdorBlood  by  oil. 

wo  went  you  to  give  special  attention  to 
floalore  and  contractors  In  tho  cities  and  towns  In 
your  territory  nhora  yon  find  havo  made  blanket 
contracts  for  tho  year  for  Whitehall,  Eaylor  op 

Make  it  o  point  from  now  on#  whan  you  hoar 
of  ouoh  oontraoto#  to  onltivsto  tho  acquaintance  of 
thooo  poov.lo# 

It  ia  iimtoricl  whether  you  quote  trial 
or  not.  ./o  uon&dn’t#  imlooB  they  (ink  for  prico. 

«’o  certainly  do  not  wont  you  by  oithor 
noi’Q  or  eotion  to  ovon  ottjjoot  tliot  they  brock  thoisr 
eontraoto.  lioaorabor  t'io  ijoldon  halo* 

iJo  Rent  yon  to  hoop  to  touch  with  thooo 
pooplo  end  ^ot  acquainted  do  yon  will  ho  to  pooition 
to  oorvo  thorn  if  they  ohould  need  you  lot  or  on. 

Bnlooo  no  ore  eboolutely  wronsr  in  ora’ 
dofluotiono,  none  of  thooo  ease  pooplo  will  be  300a 
cuetonorn  of  iiDIEon  hoforo  the  y oar  So  out,  providing 
you  tsro  on  the  Job. 

Of  oonroa#  the  above  So  not  to  conflict 
oith  any  aryonjeroonto  yon  Iiovo  raeflo#  or  any  places 
whore  we  liavo  esoluoivo  dealers.- 

rihitAT.  aiKilj'iJjSB. 

Jo  find.  after  rnlctoj  nany  inquiri  on,  that 
tho  foolinj  So  atill  optiniotle#  end  everything  points 
to  ierfjo  inoreooo  in  bnolnoao  rjonorelly. 

Grdcro  received  hy  thlo  offloo  thio  nook 
would  ooo£3  to  indicate  that  the  oecient  baoineeo  la 
on  the  "upjrado'7.- 


Hr*  norria  cant  in  loot  nook  ooznpleo  of 
advortiaSiu  natter  gotten  out  hy  ono  of  our  ooapotitorn. 
Jo  wore  jjlad  to  rooeivo  thoeo#  and  aeno  wore  forwcirdofl 
promptly  to  our  Advortifr!nj  Bopertraont  for  their 
Inf  enaction* 

Bo  on  tho  lookout  for  onytltto;  tliot  in 
your  opinion  will  hanofit  or  ho  of  intoroat  to 
Hr*  >J.  n*  Kiofor*  our  Ailvertioinj  iknuyor. 

Bo  not  lot  up  in  your  offorto  to  havo 
SiIiXiB  sitina  pieced  in  oonopiououo  ploooD# 

Our  Mvertlolry  Departisont  is  deoirouo  of 
Obtains n?  o  "rlognn"  for  oar  cement#  Boaa  catchy  phreee 
that  oil!  bo  oeoily  rosacf?, bored#  end  at  tho  nemo  timo 
carry  oonvlotion# 

Hr,  114  of  or  asked  onr  uo~oporatlon  In  tliat 
ycm  gentleman  glvo  this  natter  careful  consideration 
and  ouggoat  sovaral  phraaos  which,  In  your  opinion, 
would  answer  the  rognlreraento. 

Our  ologan  horotoforo  too  boon  "She  Ccsnont 
of  national  l.Goognition". 

saro  m  Yotti;  stm^siogs. 

aog-asa  books. 

ZlQMQ  1)0  goto  to  fill  'n  front  pago  of 
Gspenoa  book  with  narao  ond  Onto  of  vfook  onfi.  A  llttio 
ear©  on  your  part  In  Bakin?  cnt  your  oxpanoa  books 
trill  bo  a  groet  help  to  ua. 

on:  iis.<  agglCA. 

do  liad  tho  pleasure  of  Moating  several  of 
our  out-of-town  customers  niio  called  on  ua  this  nook, 
oral  wo  osonro  you  that  every  effort  was  made  to  make 
thoir  visit  as  plosoont  ca  possible. 

do  sincerely  hope  thio  lo  only  a  starter, 
anti  that  you  rse©  doing  your  part  by  extending  a 
corfllal  Invitation  to  your  customers  to  make  car 
off loo  tholr  headquarters  when  in  rhlladelphla. 


IS  CA.i  m  DUMB. 

Somebody  said  that  it  couldn't  bo  done. 

But  ho  with  a  ohnoklo,  ropllofl 
Shat,  "anybo  It  couldn't"  but  ho  would  bo  one 
.ilio  wouldn’t  soy  :  o  till  ho’d  trlort. 

Co  ho  budded  right  In,  with  a  trace  of  o  grin 
On  his  fpxto.  1£  ho  worrlod,  ho  hid  It. 

11  o  utfaifcod  to  sing  as  ho  taoUlod  tho  China: 

Sliat  oouldn’t  bo  flono  and  ho  did  It. 

Somebody  scoffed)  "Oh,  you’ll  novor  do  thotj 
At  least  no  ono  over  lias  dono  It." 

But  ho  took  off  hlo  coat  and  ho  took  off  his  hat. 
And  tho  first  thin?  ho  know  bo’d  bosun  it* 
with  tho  lift  of  Mo  chin,  raid  a  bit  of  a  grin, 
Without  any  doubting  or  quiddlt} 

Ho  started  to  sins  cs  ho  tackled  tho  thing 
SI) at  couldn't  bo  done  end  ho  did  It. 

CTioro  aro  thousands  to  toll  yon  It  orsrvnat  ho  flono, 
Vhore  wo  thousands  to  pr ophosy  i’ailuro; 

Hioro  are  thousands  to  point  out  to  yon,  one  by  ono, 
Eho  dangers  that  oslt  to  asonil  yon; 

But  ,1nst  TmcKLo  In  with  a  hit  of  n  grin, 

Kion  take  off  your  oont  and  go  to  It; 

"uot  start  in  to  sing  an  you  taelao  tho  thing 
fflutt  no«n  not  uo  tlonon  anil  yon’ 3.1  do  it. 



Blotrlot  iSane^jer," 

Edison  Portland  Cement  Company 

September  10,  1914. 

Ur.  V.  H.  Headowcroft, 

Edison  Laboratory, 

Orange,  Hew  Jersey. 

Lear  Sir: 

Yesterday  1  had  a  call  from  Hr.  Eugene  H.  Grubb, 
who  visited  the  farm  at  Hew  Village,  and  who  made  me  sort 
of  a  verbal  report.  From  his  conversation,  I  gained  the 
impression  that  he  expectB  a  fee  for  the  trip  to 
Hew  Village.  What  he  Bald  was, "that  Hr.  Edison  had  ash¬ 
ed  him  to  look  our  property  over  and  it  was  an  honor  to 
make  the  investigation  for  Hr.  Edison,  even  if  he  did  not 
get  his  usual  fee."  I  made  no  response,  not  knowing 
what  arrangements  Hr.  Edison  had  made. 

1  believe  it  is  Ur.  Grubb's  Intention  to  write 
out  a  report  later  on  and  forward  it  either  to  Ur.  Edison 
or  Dr.  Kiefer.  1  understand  he  has  already  made  a  verbal 
report  to  Hr.  Edison,  and  he  told  me,  that  he  thinks 
Dr.  Kiefer  is  doing  very  well  with  the  farm. 

Lid  UT.  Edison  make  any  arrangement  with  him 
in  the  way  of  paying  a  fee? 

Yours  very  truly, 



Ootober  Twenty-seventh 

Ur.  Thomas  A,  Edison, 

Edison  laboratory. 

Orange,  Hew  Jersey, 

Dear  Ur.  Edison: 

Please  note  from  the  attached  correspondence 
that  the  Tomkins  Cove  Stone  Company  Jiave  notified  ue  that 
they  will  give  us  the  exclusive  right  to  the  UBe  of  the 
Edison  rolls  and  continue  under  the  non-oxelusive  license 
at  the  rate  of  one  and  one-quarter  (Xi)  per  net  ton.  This 
in  accordance  with  Section  10  of  the  contraot,  and  to  take 
effeot  from  November  1st,  1914. 

This  is  due  to  the  fact  that  the  stone 
business  has  fallen  off  very  materially  and  Ur.  Tomkins 
is  very  pessimistic  as  to  the  stone  business  in  the  im- 

Youra  very  truly, 


President.  /\ 

mediate  future, 


The  Edison  Portland  Cement  Co. 

jm  Stilioo,  NEW  VILLAGE,  N.  J.  Pn,liD.Lw,»!p“1Arad“uUdln j 

SSSIV'  liwSsbX*, 


October  28,  3>^) 

Edison  Portlan  tent  Co.,  S 

Dear  Sir:- 



have  been  using  v7 

that  so  far  theffan  delivery  of  coal  which 
on  No.  6  KilB'  has ,  according  to  the  test  made  by  Vic.  Rader,, 
shown  up  woTse  than  our  regular  burnings.  This  ran  about 
week  the  then  the  kiln  burned  out  and  we  are  now  re-lining  it 


but  on  two  or  three  days’  test  this  seemed  to  be  the  worst  kiln^c^ 
or  at  least,  the  clinker  from  it  seemed  to  be  not  as  satisfactory  ^ 
as  the  others,  therefore,  when  I  get  thiB  kiln  re-lined  I  expect^  , 

to  put  on  a  compressed  air  drum  with  3£"  pipe,  such  as  we  are^ 
using  on  all  the  other  kilns,  and  which  are  apparently  giving 
very  good  results.  J? .  */ 

All  of  the  kilns  we  equipped  with  the  3£"  ^ 
compressed  air  nozzles  last  Thursday,  with  the  exception  of jj 
No.  6,  which  had  the  fan,  and  this  clinker  was  kept  separate^,  <T^ 
When  we  started  to  grind  it,  the  day's 
grindings  pats  taken  every  half  hour,  all  boiled  perf^ctly^,'*'^/ 
except  four,  and  these  four  were  96-plus,  that  is,  almost 
perfect.  Of  the  night  grinding  samples,  there  was  only 
perfect  boil,  and  all  the  rest  of  them  were  96  and  95-plus. 



I  am  somewhat  at  a  lose  to  explain  this  difference,  hut  we  are 
analyzing  the  clinker  from  these  different  burnings  to  see  if 
there  was  any  appreciable  difference  in  the  amount  of  lime.^ 

It  is  evident  that  we  are  right  on  the  -ag^ 
in  making  good  boiling  cement  straight  from  the  grinding  plant. 

As  Btated  to  you  before,  the  cement  made  in 
^t^e  last  six  weeks  or  two  months,  since  we  have  been  paying  more 
special  attention  to  the  burning  and  many  other  small  points, 
has  been  much  better  than  we  have  ever  made  in  the  history  of 
ythe  Plant.  In  fact,  we  have  many  bins  in  the  Cement  Stockhouse 
from  which  we  are  shipping  humidor  cement,  one  or  two  of  these 
running  up  to  10,000  barrels  capacity,  and  I  think  I  am  safe  in 
saying  that  samples  taken  from  any  of  the  cement  in  the  Stockhouse 
will  show  about  a  95#  boil,  and  if  the  sample  is  kept  exposed  in 
the  Laboratory  for  a  day  or  two,  it  will  boil  perfectly.  ThiB 
puts  us  in  much  better  shape  than  we  have  ever  been.  Furthermore, 
our  lime  is  kept  over  62,  occasionally  running  to  63,  and  our 
24 -hr .  tests  are  considerably  stronger  than  heretofore. 

Kiefer  and  I  are  starting  out  this  morning 
to  go  to  some  of  the  cement  mills  and  see  it  we  can  pick  up 
anything  as  to  the  methods  of  burning,  size  of  clinker,  etc. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Mr.^u***  was  obliged  to 
leave  before  signing  tlie  above 
letter  dictated  by  him. 

Superintendent . 

orete  cer  bumpers  in  question  were  ec  hard  that  ycu  could 
hardly  make  an  impression  with  a  sledge  hammer,  and  Mr.  Gray 
was  very  much  disappointed  because  they  were  so  hard,  since 
was  a  mistake  in  levels  and  he  had  to  remove  the  tops 



ef  them  at  considerable  expense,  He  was  therefore  very  much 
pleased  to  exonerate  the  cement  of  slow  hardening,  and  dis¬ 
appointed  because  it  was  not  so  in  this  particular  case. 

On~a»y  other  large  work  this  summer  has 
there  been  any  well  grounded  complaint  on  slow  hardening. 

Hr.  Stevenson  can  give  you  better  information  than  I  on  the 
subject,  but  I  believe  his  slow  hardening  complaints  will  be 
only  a  few  barrels  out  of  the  cars  in  question  in  the  majority 


of  cases. 

The  best  indication 'ne  have  as  to  the 
improvement  in  quality  of  cement  this  year  is  the  fact  that 
our  boiling  tests  the  day  the  cement  is  ground  are  better  than 
they  have  ever  been  before.  In  this  connection  I  will  say 
that  up  until  thiB  year  we  have  never  dared  submit  anything 
but  old,  well-seasoned  cement  in  bin^s  to  be  sampled  by  rods, 
as  it  was  only  prolonged  seasoning  that  brought  boils  perfect. 

This  year,  so  far,  Hunt  &  Co.  have  sampled 
24,000  barrels  by  rod,  New  York  Highway  35,000  barrels, 
Spackmanfl  0,000  “barrels,  and  Public  Service  Commission  3,000 
barrels,  a  total  of  72,000  barrels  which  were  sampled  by  rod 
in  the  bin,  and  all  of  it  within  two  to  ten  days  after  being 
ground.  There  was  not  a  case  of  failure  to  boil  reported. 

In  addition  to  this,  the  New  York  Highway 
Dept,  changed  their  method  of  sampling  during  the  summer,  and 

since  that  change  and  up  to  date  they  have  sampled  7Q,000 
barrels  direct  from  the  conveyor,  and  not  had  any  case  of 

failure  on  the  boiling  teBt. 

In  addition  to  the  above  amounts,  we  have. 

in  the  past  few  weeks  ground  into  the  large  storage  bins 
30,000  barrels  of  cement,  which  passed  the  boiling  test  the 
day  It  -was  ground,  and  from  which  we  have  been  shipping  the 
day  after  it  was  ground  on  orders  calling  for  testSd  cement. 
Previous  to  this  year  we  have  not  been  able  to  ship  any  cement  ^ 
sampled  or  tested  as  above  direct  from  the  bin^w^^WwO^ 

It  is  a  very  encouraging  state  of  affairs 
and  as  I  have  told  you  several  times  during  the  summer,  it  is 
only  a  trifling  thing  yet  which  stands  between  us  and  good 
boiling  tests  at  all  times,  even  with  higher  lime  cement. 

I  neglected  to  mention  that  in  all  of  the 
above  cases  we,  of  course,  was  sure  to  see  that  the  cement 
was  above  62?$  in  lime,  for  reasons  with  which  we  are  all 


•Very  truly, 

**”  The “above  are  the  records  only  of  that 
boiling  cement  where  we  could  keep  large  ^“few* 
separate,  liany  other  lots  were  epoiled  by  a  few 
pats  only.  E.  K. 

^November  Twelfth 
19  14 

MX.  Thomas  A.  Edison,  |\  I  \ 

Edison  Laboratory,  \\  ^ 

Orange,  New  Jersey. 

Bear  Mr.  Edison: 

I  beg  herewith  to  hand  you  a  letter  from 
Mr.  Mason,  relative  to  the  experiments  that  are  being 
made  on  the  new  burners,  which  explains  itself. 

On  Monday  last,  I  spent  sometime  in  the 
kiln  room,  and  in  all  my  experience  there,  I  never  have 
seen  all  the  kilns  putting  out  so  much  Bmall  clinker  at 
one  time.  The  largest  proportion  was,  as  stated  by 
Mason,  one-half  inch  (i«)  and  smaller,  and  even  the 
a^^Tpieoes  were  thoroughly  burned  to  the  centers 
and  seemed  to  be  made  up  of  a  number  of  smaller  clinker 
Stuck  together.  The  clinker  also  seemed  to  have  the 
glister  which  1  have  observed  upon  clinker  manufactured 
at  other  plants,  and  which  our  clinker  has  always  laok- 

Just  as  soon  aB  we  have  the  physical 
tests,  I  will  have  the  results  forwarded  to  you. 

Yours  very  truly. 



The  Edison  Portland  Cement  Co. 

,  1914.  i 

can  find 
liarnetor.  Fttght  Punier  Sulim,  NEW  VILLAGE.  N.  J. 

"UTiT  p.  o.  ADDRB33,  STEW  ARTS  VILLE,  N.  J. 

”r.  'V.  0.  Hall  cry ,  President, 

gdiron  Portland  Cement  Com; any, 

!i ew  York,  H.Y. 

Pear  Cir:- 

;Bef  erring  again  to  the  euesticr  of  homing 
clinker  smaller,  hog  to  advise  that  1  think  we  have  accomplish¬ 
ed  this  most  satisfactorily.  I  have  just  succeeded  in  getting 
all  cf  cur  kilns  changed  ever  tc-day  and  solder 
a  clinker  coming  from  the  kilns  larger  than  5" 

Those  clinker  seem  to  he  made  up  of  a  conglomeration  of  smaller 
clinker  and  all  are  burned  thoroughly,  and  a  great  mass  cf  the 
clinker. coming  out  cf  the  kilns  will  pass  through  a  \/Z"  mesh 
screen.  This  is  very  much  smaller  size  than  we  have  ever  made 
before  and  we  accomplished  this  by  concentrating  cur  heat  to  the 
extreme  coal  end  of  the  kiln  and  making  it  very  intense  and  local, 
and  all  owing  the  raw  material  tc  run  down  tc  within  say  1C  feet 
cf  the  coal  end,  before  it  begins  tc  turn  into  olinker,  that  is, 
we  burn  it  very  close  tc  the  discharge  end  of  the  kiln.  By  doing 
this,  we  have  apparently  lowered  the  temperature  in  the  stacks 
about  200  degrees;  njeny  cf  them  are  running  very  close  to  600 
degrees  hy  pyrometer  tests,  while  before  it  was  very  difficult 
tc  get  below  1000  degrees. 

I  think  I  can  safely  say  that  u 

3  can  now  burn  clin- 


,  -a- 

ker  of  the  same  average  size  as  is  burned  in  other  mills  and 
furthermore  since  we  have  been  working  on  this  different  method 
cf  burning  the  soundness  of  the  cement  is  far  hotter  than  it  has 
been  heretofore.  We  frequently  had  two  or  three  shifts  cf  grind¬ 
ing  at  our  clinker  grinding  plant  where  all  the  clinker  boiled 
immediately  on  being  ground  and  the  lime  was  over  62  ana  m  one 
case  os  high  as  63.  This  is  something  we  have  never  been  able 
to  do  before  and  I  believe  with  this  process  of  eliminating  the 
under-burned  centers  in  the  large  clinker,  we  will  be  able  to 
eliminate  our  humidors  entirely.  Of  course,  after  we  have  run 
this  way  for  semeti  e,  we  will  he  able  to  determine  this 


Certainly  we  are  making  rauoh  better  cement  this 
Fall  than  we  have  ever  made  according  to  all  the  laboratory  tests. 
I  have  hopes  also  by  this  process  to  burn  a  higher  percentage  of 
anthracite  and  to  do  this  it  may  be  necessary  to  change  ever 
some  of  our  machinery  to  grind  our  coal  finer,  and  I  also  think 
that  there  is  no  doubt  that  the  lower  stack  temperatures  will 
show  an  improvement  in  the  amount  cf  ocal  burned  per  barrel. 

As  an  illustration  of  what  we  are  doing,  it  seems 
that  we  are  burning  all  cf  our  coal  in  a  zone  of  lOmtc  15  feet 
with  high  temperature  rather  than  a  zone  of  30  feet  at  somewhat 
lower  temperature;  and  the  raw  material  is  substantially  calcined 
when  it  comes  to  the  short  zone  and  passes  through  the  short 
zone  in  such  a  comparatively  short  time  that  it  does  not  have 
time  to  ball  up,  and  as  the  temperature  is  so  high,  the  material 
that  dees  ball  burns  through  aud  through.  I  am  very  much 



enccuraged  with  the  results  we  have  obtained  lately  and  am  follow¬ 
ing  these  up  with  the  idea  cf  carrying  thorn  further. 

Our  olinker  new,  in  appearance,  is  about  the  same 
si::e  and  shape  as  made  by  ether  mills  I  have  visited,  also  it 
has  the  sane  blackish  color,  but  apparently  is  more  denso  and 
harder;  it  probably  being  a  little  more  thoroughly  Burned. 

I  am  net  ruite  sure  as  to  whether  this  is  the  best  practice, 
for  it  might  be  thnt  the  clinker  burned  very  hard  makes  the 
cement  less  active,  and  therefore  more  likely  to  be  slow  hardening. 
I  feel  confident  from  what  wo  have  done  so  far.  that  it  would  be 
no  trouble  to  burn  it  a  little  less  hard,  such  as  it  seems  tc  be 
the  custom  in  the  other  mills,  but  will  havo  to  carry  on  some 
experiments  to  see  what  is  the  best;  although  cur  experience  has 
boon  the  harder  the  clinker  is  burnt  the  sounder  the  cement,  but 
it  has  been  difficult  tc  get  any  conclusive  laboratory  tests  on 
euick  and  slow/  hardening.  Ecvcrtheless ,  :  think  we  may  be  able 
tc  show  something  along  this  line  with  short  time  compression 
tests,  and  we  expect  tc  carry  out  some  oxperi  ents  with  this  in 
view.  It  seems  that  we  have  been  running  somewhat  higher  silica 
running  from  one  to  two  points;  this  probably  has  been  of  some  help 
in  making  a  better  cement  such  as  we  have  been  making  this  Pall. 

I  will  write  you  again  in  a  week  or  so,  advising  you 
of  any  further  results. 

Yours  very  truly. 


Cl)p  iportlanb  (tfemmt  da 


Mr  Meadowcroft 

Edison  labratory 


When  Mr  Edison  celebrated  his  birthday  in  Eeb  last, 
the  employees  of  the  above  office,  of  which  I  held  at  that  time  the 
position  as  indicated  above,  sent  him  a  telegram  of  congratulation. 
While  I  am  not  connected  with  the  Company  any  more (  thru  no  fault  of 
mine  however)  my  heart  is  there  just  the  same  and  I  would  like  to 
remember  them  els  usual  on  Christmas  and  I  want  to  do  it  by  putting 
that  telegram  on  top  pf  the  letter  Mr  Edison  sent  us,  having  the 
wholr  photographed  and  present  each  one  with  a  copy,  provided 
however  there  is  no  objection  on  the  part  of  Mr  Edison,  for  altho 
not  with  the  Co  I  would  not  make  a  move  knowingly  that  would  be 
inimical  to  hiB  interest.  To  carry  put  this  programs  compells  me  to 
ask  either  you  or  Mr  Edison  for  the  use  of  that  Telegram  which  I 
pledge  my  word  of  hdnor  to  return  to  you.  Kindly  advise  me  relative 
thereto,  for  which  please  accept  thanks  in  advance  and  oblige, 

371  Drexel  Building 


'Edison  Portland  Cement  Company 


November  Twenty-third 

Mr.  W.  H.  Meadoworoft, 

Edison  laboratory. 

Orange,  N.  J. 
Dear  Mr.  Meadoworoft: 

I  beg  herewith  to  return  letter  from 

Mr.  Wakeman,  which  I  have  noted. 

One  of  the  reasons  why  we  put  Mr.  Poster 
in  charge  of  our  Philadelphia  Office,  in  place  of  Mr.  Wakeman, 
was  that  owing  to  friction  between  our  two  best  salesmen  and 
Mr.  Wakeman,  there  was  a  possibly  of  losing  the  services  of 
the  salesmen,  so  that,  personally,  I  think  it  would  be  better 
not  to  send  the  telegram  to  Mr.  Wakeman,  as  I  think  the  least 
contact  he  has  with  our  salesmen,  the  better  it  will  be,  par¬ 
ticularly  as  he  is  now  trying  to  sell  a  competitive  cement. 

Yours  very  truly. 

President.  Y\ 



Monthly  Statement  of  Production,  Shipments  and  Stock  of  Cement  ih  Lehigh  Valley;  ! 
and  New  York  State  Districts. 

The  Edison  Portland  Cement  Co. 

Telegraph.  Freight  and  Pattengef  St 

m.  NEW  VILLAGE.  N.J. 


December  10,  1914. 


Mr.  Vfm.  H.  Meadowcroft, 

Edison  Laboratory, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

My  dear  Mr.  Meadowcroft 

I  was  very  much  grieved  to  read  in  this 
morning's  paper  of  the  disastrous  fire  which  has  BWept  the 
entire  plant  at  Orange,  according  to  the  accounts,  and  hope 
that  you  will  at  least  be  able  to  save  all  of  your  valuable 
papers  and  trust  that  reports  in  Borne  of  the  papers  that  no 
insurance  was  carried  are  without  foundation.  I  will  be 
pleased  to  hear  from  you  at  your  convenience,  advising  briefly 
the  extent  of  the  fire  and  whether  insurance  was  carried  and 
what  proportion. 

Surely  this  is  a  severe  blow  to  all  of  us 
Interested  in  Mr.  Edison,  and  no  doubt  will  bring  gloom  to 
many  employees  who'  had  looked  forth  to  a  happy  Christmas. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Secretary  to  President. 

The  Edison  Portland  Cement  Co. 

Ilrau.  <,i  Telegraph,  Freght  apd  Pauenger  Suhon.  NEW  VILLAGE.  N.  J.  F»“ 

p.  o.adprrss.  STEWARTS  VILLE,  N.  J. 

December  10,  1914 

Mr.  Harry  filler, 

Orange,  IT.  J. 

Bear  Kr.  -Tiller 

The  writer  was  greatly  concerned 
this  mor jaing  in  picking  up  the  paper  to  learn  of  the  loss  which 
Mr.  Ediso«  sustained  by  the  fire  and  I  sincerely  trust  that  later 
reports  -tfiH  show  that  it  i3  not  nearly  so  heavy  as  intimated  by 
the  early  morning  newspapers.  If  I  remember  correctly  Mr. 

Mallory  told  me  several  years  ago  that  the  Edison  Companies  had 
a  aystom  "by  which  they  carried  their  own  insurance  and  I  hope 
that  if  -this  is  correct  that  the  final  results  of  the  fire  will 
show  ths."*1  sufficient  insurance  reserve  has  been  carried  to 
nearly  o*  fully  cover  Mr.  Kdi  son's  loss.  I  would  be  greatly 
interest®**  in  having  a  line  from  you  regarding  this  at  your 


As  you  no  doubt  will  be  very  much 
tied  up  d.ue  to  the  extra  burdens  which  will  be  heaped  on  you 
temporarily  the  writer  this  morning  Bigned  seventy  Limestone 
Company  checks  and  also  signed  a  note  in  favor  of  the  Keystone 
Plaster  Co’>  Payable  at  Union  which  is  dated  Becember  7th  due 

February-  7th  for  $2600.63  .which  you  can  enter  on  your  records. 
^  Yours  very  trudy  r»/T  . 

F.  R.  UPTON 

808  Union  Building,  No.  9  Glinioi 

Newark,  N.  . I.,  Deo.  18,  1914. 

Mr.  Wip.  Meadoworof t ,  v  \j 

a  '■'’a 

Lear  Sir:-  S  >  *  k*£*~>*' **<t 

I  thank  you  very  much  for  Bh owing  my  telegram  to  Mr.  ;  J 

Edison  and  appreoiate  highly  his  reply.1-*-'  JXgj- 

I  am  sending  under  separate  cover  forHiira,  in  your  oar?, 
further  oorrespondenoe  regarding  Mr.  Churchill  and  the  Ediqflff 

lA -  10 

1)  »  > 

Portland  Cement  Company. 

I  am  enalosing  you  a  pamphlet  on  "Trap  Rook  for  Coirra^te." 

I  fully  believe  that  if  the  pillars  in  the  Edison  buJldiM/hay^  been 
built  with  Trap  Rook,  they  would  have  gone  through/tne  fire  in 

X  hope  to  get  up  to  see  Mr.  E< 
pressure  I  hope  will__b?-somewha$  off. 

(ext  week,  when  the 

-JL.  ^ 




loaded  even  to  the  top,  of  various  sizes 
of  stone  chowed  as  follows: 

Car  No.  82029 

Weighed  2595  Lbs.  per  cu.  yd. 

%"  Trap 

Car  No.  80850 

Weighed  2370  Lbs.  per  cu.  yd. 

Car  No.  80369 

Weighed  2415  Lbs.  per  cu.  yd. 

Car  No.  81009 

Car  No.  81457 

Weighed  2537  Lbs.  per  cu.  yd. 

.  Car  No.  81704 

1  Ka"  Trap 

Weighed  2495  Lbs.  per  cu.  yd. 


mu]  better  than  brick  Tor  reslating  lire. 

I  give  in  this  little  pamphlet  the  author¬ 
ities  allowing  Unit  Trap  Hock  is  the  best 
material  to  use  for  ilreproollng. 

Street,  New  York,  Laboratory  Teat  No. 



s  produced  by  crushing 

Crushed  'TRAP 
tough,  is  ungulur,  mid'  has  an  ex* 

ing  cement;  it  also  withstands 
heat  better  than  most  stone.” 

The  American  Society  of  Civil  Engi¬ 
neers,  American  Society  for  testing  ma¬ 
terials,  American  Railway  Engineering 
and  Malntenance-of-Way  Association,  As¬ 
sociation  of  American  Portland  Cement 
Manufacturers,  in  progress  report,  Do- 

crete  and  reinforced  c 
ence,  together  with  the 

Concrete  Itself  is  incombustible 
and  reasonably  proof  against 
lire  when  composed  of  siliclous 

gate  such  ns  igneous  rock.” 
stone  nnd  gravel  ai 

Prom  the  “Manual  of  Reinforced  Con¬ 
crete  and  Concrete  Construction,”  by 
Charles  F.  Marsh  and  William  Dunn: 


Society  for  Testing  Materials  in  11105, 
11)06  and  1007,  much  valuablo  information 
regarding  the  effect  of  heat  oi 

n  Portland 
Cement  Concrete.  Ho  round  that  as  a  re¬ 
sult  of  heating  4-lnch  cubes,  of  one  part 
Portland  Cement  to  2  parts  sand  and  4 

days,  up  to  750°,  there  was  NO  LOSS  OP 
that  temperature  the  decrease  was 
marked;  though  temperatures  up  to 
2,250°  only  cracked  and  fused,  but  did  not 
destroy,  the  specimens.  Similar  cubes 
with  a  LIMESTONE  aggregate  showed 
GREAT  LOSS  IN  STENGTH  at  500°,  and 
woro  much  disintegrated  after  exposure 
to  temperatures  of  2,250°. 


New  York,  Oct  Sth,  190 

r.  Fred  A.  Phelps, 

Mechanical  Eng. 
and  Mill  Architect, 

Union  Building, 

Clinton  St.,  Newark,  N.  J. 

My  dear  sir: 

Replying  to  your  recent  letter  asking 
Cor  my  experience  with  trap  rock, 
limestone  and  gravel  concretes  as 
fire-resisting  materials,  would  say  that 
during  the  past  five  years  I  have  con¬ 
ducted  thirty-five  tests  upon  full- 
sized  floor  arches  of  reinforced  con¬ 
crete  construction.  These  were  all  four 
hour  tests  according  to  the  specifi¬ 
cations  of  the  Bureau  of  Buildings  of 
this  city.  Trap  Rock  was  the  aggre¬ 
gate  used  in  most  of  them  but  some 
were  cinders  and  a  few  were  either 

- as  regards  their  heat 

;  qualities  and  thermal  conduc- 

for  Testing  Materials.  Details  of 
the  work  done  this  year  with  conclu¬ 
sions  upon  the  data  obtained  will  be 

found  in  a  paper  published  by  “En¬ 
gineering  News,”  August  15th,  1907. 

gravel  found  in  the  vicinity  of  New 
York  City.  Such  gravel  cannot  be 
depended  upon  to  make  a  fire-resisting 
concrete.  The  unequal  expansion  of 
the  quartz,  due  to  heat,  seems  to  dis¬ 
integrate  the  concrete.  I  might  add 
that  this  opinion  regarding  gravel  con¬ 
crete  is  also  confirmed  by  the  reports  o 
tests  made  by  the  British  Fire  Preven 
tion  Committee  of  London. 

As  a  result  of  this  experience  I 
would  unhesitatingly  say  that  for  stone 
concrete  to  resist  heat,  trap  rock  is 
the  very  best  aggregate  1  know. 
Neither  limestone  nor  quartz  gravel 
concrete  mixtures  are  reliable  as  heat 
resisting  materials.  The  limestone  fails 
by  calcination,  the  purer  the  stone,  the 
more  complete  the  calcining  effects. 

Trusting  this  gives  you  the  informa¬ 
tion  sought,  I  am, 

Yours  very  respectfully, 

(Signed)  IRA  H.  WOOLSON. 


TESTS— Taylor  and  Thompson,  page 
:i!10  of  tholr  Troatlso  on  Concroto: 

open.  Eire  destroyed  the  contents  of  the 
buildings.  Tile  hunt  wits  so  intense  that 
tho  glass  In  tile  windows,  which  had  been 
tested  to  stand  1,100  degrees,  became 
molten  and  was  entirely  destroyed. 


The  Contractors  of  the  Tunnel!  Build¬ 
ing.  The  Drehman  Paving  Company. 


L.  W.  Page,  Director  of  the  Division  of 
Tests  of  the  United  State  Department  of 
Agriculture,  as  follows: 

weight  of  TRAP  ROCK  to  be  181 
pounds  per  solid  cubic  foot.  Test 

limestone  to  be  178  pounds  per 
solid  cubic  foot.” 



Trap,  IV*’ 
Trap,  V/t- 
Trap,  solid  . . 





The  Edison  Portland  Cement  Co. 


December  23rd,  1914, 

Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison., 

Orange,  N.  J, 

Dear  Mr.  Edison :- 

X  am  in  receipt  of  Mr.  Upton’s  letter  of  the 
19th  with  several  letters  attached  and  I  beg  herewith  to  give  you 
the  facts  as  to  the  assertions  made  in  Mr .  Upton*  s  letters  of 

December  2nd  and  19th. 

1st.-  "Mr.  Mallory  selected  Meyer  after  having  to  choose 
between  Churchill  and  Meyer,  as  Churchill  did  not  approve  of  Mr. 
Meyer’s  methods  of  running  the  business."  • 

Mr.  Meyer's  letter  or  Dec.  23rd, A  1914  ex¬ 
plains  itself,  what  Meyer  says  about  Churchill 
having  a  case  of  "big  head"  is  true,  Churchill 
wanted  to  report  direct  to  me  and  ignor  Meyer 
which  I  would  not  permit. 

"Mr.  Churchill  in  the  first  eight  months  after  he  left 
Company  in  January  1913,  sold  150,000  barrels  or  cement, 

>stly  to  Edison  customers." 

There  is  a  very  great  difference  between  sold 
and  shipped.  All  our  experience  showB  that  the 
amount  sold  does  not  indicate  in  any  way  what  will 
be  shipped.  WaMeman  in  hiB  letter  to  Upton  men- 

the  Edis 

#2  to  Ur.  T. A. Edison,  Deo.,  23rd,  1914. 

Pennsylvania  R.R.  ror  their  1914  requirements , 
which  we  were  very  glad  to  get  and  we  have  push¬ 
ed  hard  ior  shipping  orders,  with  result  that  we 
have  shipped  them  to  date  2,710  barrelB  or  about 
of  the  total  order.  We  have  been  told  that 
on  account  of  poor  conditions  of  the  railroad  bu¬ 
siness  all  construction  work  possible  had  been 
stopped  and  that  we  have  had  our  share  of  their 

Churchill  in  his  letter  to  Upton  refers  .to 
sales  made  to  John  Bell  Co.,  Western  Electric, 
Grant  Smith  &  Co.,  and  Locker.  We  have  never 
shipped  Grant  Smith  &  Co.,  but  have  made  heavy 
shipments  to  all  the  others  since  Churchill  left 

3rd.-  "Churchill  sold  3,000  barrels  to  one  of  the  leading 

Churchill  in  his  letter  of  December  15th 
says  "30,000  barrels  to  Erie  R.R."  also  that 
"this  contract  was  sold  at  full  market  price"  It 
is  true  that  Churchill  did  make  the  sale  in  ques¬ 
tion,  but  as  the  Allentown  Company,  for  whom  Bale 
was  made,  give  the  Brie  comparatively  little 
freight  I  doubt  that  they  obtained  the  market 

4th.-  "Wakeman  or  the  Philadelphia  office  has  been  recently 
discharged  and  I  understand  has  been  able  to  take  away  customers 

#3  to  Mr.  T.  A.  Edison,  Dec.,  23,  1914. 

rrom  the  Edison  Company.” 

It  was  a  question  of  either  changing 
Wakeman  as  manager  or  loosing  our  heBt  salesman 
connected  with  the  Philadelphia  office  to  one 
of  our  strong  competitors.  I  felt  the  salesman 
was  more  important  to  us,  besides  bartlett  and 
Wakeman  did  not  get  along  well  together  and  I 
believe  Poster  our  new  Philadelphia  manager  is 
much  oetter  material. 

Shipments  on  account  of  Philadelphia  oiiice 
orders  from  January  1  to  June  30,  1914,  while 
Wakeman  wbb  manager  were  11#  less  than  for  the 
same  period  last  year,  whereas  from  July  1st  to 
Dec.  24th,  1914,  while  Poster  has  been  manager  they 
are  7#  greater  than  for ‘the  Dame  period  last 

5th. «  "This  orfiee  in  Newark  was  dropped,  I  have  always  felt, 
largely  because  it  was  showing  up  too  well.” 

When  the  Hewark  territory  waB  handled  by 
Mr.  Upton  the  maximum  shipments  in  any  one  year 
were  145,000  Darrels  and  this  was  in  a  period 
when  general  business  conditions  were  very  much 
better  than  during  the  past  two  years.  Since  we 
have  had  the  territory  our  minimum  annual  ship¬ 
ments  are  about  11#  greater  than  Mr.  Upton* s 
maximum  shipments.  Surely  if  our  poorest  year  is 
better  than  his  Dest  the  results  ought  not  to  De 

#4  to  Mr.  T.  A.  Edit 

Deo.,  23rd,  1914, 

disappointing  to  him.  Moreover,  when  the  sugges¬ 
tion  was  made  that  we  reimburse  Upton  for  hiB 
work  hy  payment  on  a  per  barrel  basis  covering  a 
period  of  rive  years,  I  gave  you  an  estimate  or 
the  probable  total  payments  to  him  for  the  five 
years.  Up  to  December  1,  1914  there  has  accru¬ 
ed  about  $9300.00,  nearly  all  of  which  has  been 
paid  and  with  the  amounts  which  will  accrue  in 
the  next  two  years  the  total  payments  to  him  will 
amount  to  very  much  more  than  the  original  es¬ 

6th.-  "In  the  New  York  office  Mr.  Hunter  is  now  in  charge.  I 
do  not  think  him  a  rit  man  to  represent  the  name  "Edison". 

As  Mr.  Upton  does  not  state  his  reasons  for 
the  assertion  about  Hunter  I  assume  they  are  due 
Vto  what  Churchill  told  him.  Hunter  was  trans¬ 
ferred  from  our  Pittsburgh  office  to  new  York  and 
Cnurchill  has  always  been  jealous  of  him.  Churchill 
just  before  he  lert  told  me  a  story  about  Hunter 
and  one  or  our  stenographers,  which  I  investigat¬ 
ed  carefully  at  the  time,  and  did  not  believe  the 
story  was  true.  Churchill  wanted  Hunter  dis¬ 
charged,  which  I  declined  to  consider  hb  he  is  a 
good  salesman.  The  only  evidence  Churchill  gave 
roe,  on  which  to  base  his  assertion,  was  some  per¬ 
fectly  proper  picture  postal  cards  vdiich  Hunter 
had  mailed  to  hiB  stenographer. 

#5  to  Mr.  T.  A.  EdiBon,  Dec.,  23,  1914, 

7th  -  "Mr.  Churchill  states  in  his  letter  Dec.,  15th,  1914, 

-I  just  closed  up  a  contract  with  the  Erie  R.R.  yesterday  for  30,000 

barrels  to  he  taken  over  J.915  at  the  market" 

WQ  got  in  communication  with  the  Purchasing 
Agent  of  the  Erie  today  (23rd)  and  he  states  that 
«jfo  order  has  been  placed  for  1915  business  and 
you  will  be  given  a  chance  before  business  is 
closed" . 

eth._  ur.  Churchill  .taM.  -I  '°ld  1°“1  4“1*”  “* 

contractors  in  end  out  ot  TO.  TO*  .t  the  .arhat  »nd  ovor." 

If  there  are  buyers  of  cement  who  pay  more 
than  the  market  price,  in  view  of  the  keen  com- 
petition,  we  have  never  come  in  contact  with  them. 

The  Whitehall  Company  whom  Churchill  now 
represents  are  one  of  the  worst  price  cutters  in 
the  business.  -  Their  shipments  for  1914  have 
increased  a  larger  percentage  than  those  of  any 
other  Company. 

9th.  -  Mr.  Upton  in  his  letter  of  Dec.  7th,  1914  states.- 
«isr  wyckorr  (Atlas  Salesman)  says  that  he  now  has  some  encourage 
ment  in  covering  the  Atlantic  City  trade,  because  while  Wakeman  was 
with  the  Edison  Company,  he  could  hardly  give  away  Atlas  in  Atlantic 

City,  but  now  he  does  get  an  occasional  order." 

Our  dealer  in  Atlantic  City  through  whom  all 
sales  there  are  made  is  John  Murtiand,  shipments 
made  to  nim  from  January  1st  to  December  23rd.  1914 

are  300jf  greater  than  they  were  for  the  same  period 

#6  to  Mr.  T.A.Edi son,  Deo.  23,  1914. 

last  year. 

Yours  very  truly. 





lEhtson  ffotomarii  (En. 

&1.  Samfa  SitUiTutg 

1133  irnuimiag 

Corn.,  26th  Str«t 

Km  $orlt  Dec.  8B,1914 

Mr.  W.  S.  Mallory,  President, 

Edison  Portland  Cement  Co., 

1133  Broadway,  II. Y.  C. 

Dear  Mr.  Mallory: 

■  Mr.  Churchill  was  not  discharged,  he  resigned.  In 
fact  he  told  the  writer  he  had  made  a  sale,  or  practically  made  a 
sale,  profits  on  which  would  give  him  a  year's  salary.  Ho  considered 
this  a  good  "back  log"  on  which  to  go  into  business  for  himself. 

.  Churchill  was  getting  beyond  my  control;  he  was  con¬ 
tinually  going  over  my  head  to  you."- 

Churchill's  large  sales  were  made  mostly  on  cut  prices, 
and  you  can  readily  confirm  this.  .  He  had  a  bad  case  of  -swelled  head- 
all  large  business  tint  came  to  the’’ office,  such  as  D.Iilcb  V/.,  he'  took 
credit. for  himself,  which  swelled  his  totals. 

He  left,  as  he  said,  for  the  reason  our  sales  policy 
was  too  narrow;  that  is,  we  would  not  meet  the  cuts  of  the  other 

Heferring  to  my  letter  to  you  of  Peb.  5th,19.10,  copy 
of  which  Mr.  Churchill  sent  to  Mr.  Upton,  you  wanted  me  to  get  a  "big 
salesman"  at  that  time,  and  I  felt  that  Churchill  should  have  the 
opportunity  to  develop  before  taking  on  an  expensive  man. 

Yours  very  truly. 




able  and  beyond  my  control.  D 

SSS&5- -JJrSJJ  HU-  only  during  .ho  upon  seaeoa,  April  to  Dec. 
Winter  shipments  are  subject  to  extra  charge  and  prior  sale  ot  stock  onhand. 




F.  B.  UPTON  J¥ 

808  Union  Building,  No.  9  Clinton  Streep  (!. 


BRICK  ri/  /- 

iEWER  PIPE  -  \S  A 

Newarmn^.  ■!.,  Dqo%  26,  1§14. 

Mr.  William  H.  Meadoworof t ,  Uj-'  j  / 

Edison  laboratory,  *  A  v  >  '  S  / 

Orange,  ..  *.  >/  ^ 

Dear  Sirs-  \T  /  J 

I  return  my  letter  of  Deo.  18th  with  Mr.  EdiBon'B  Wmark 
on  it,  "Meadoworof t  ask  Moyer  if  pillars  were  made  with  trap  rook. 

I  believe  they  were.  If  so  answer  Upton,"  and  Moyer's  report, 
"Pillars  were  made  with  trap  rook  and  in  a  few  oaseB  with  iron  ore 
tailings  got  from  Mr.  Upton.  'Moyer'." 

I  yesterday  went  up  with  my  Son  and  looked  at  some  of  the 
pleoes  of  pillars  whioh  were  near  the  road  on  the  southeast  corner 
near  the  Erie  Railroad,  and  these  apparently  were  granite  and  con¬ 
tained  a  number  of  pebbles  of  fairly  good  size.  Paoing  the  offiot 
on  the  same  corner  were  some  Bpalled  pillars  in  whioh  there  were  a 

number  of  pebbles. 

I  attaoh  to  this  letter  a  copy  of  a  letter  from  Professor 
Wools on  to  me,  August  24th,  1907  and  also  copy  of  teBtB  whioh  wer« 
published  in  the  Engineering  News,  AuguBt  15th,  1907. 


s  Country  where 


IRA  H.  Y/OOLSOH.  3.  V.  ^  ^  ,  _ 

Consulting  isngineer  on  Teats  of  ^ateriala 
Rngiiieering  Building,  C.  luir.bia  University  y 

telephone,  1400  Uorningsrdo  ^f!b! 

!!cw  York  Aug.  24,  1907. 

:.'r.  ?.  7t.  Upton, 

Union  •■uilding, 

Hevork,  IT .  J . 

yours  of  August  2l3t  lias  reached  me 
I  am  spending  my  vacation. 

I  note  your  request  for  a  letter  embodying  the  equivalent 
of  table  1  in  my  article  in  Kng.  Uev/s  oi  Aug.  IB. 

I  uouia  not  write  a  letter  of  this  kind  for  any  price  in 
support  of  a  material  I  did  not  thoroly  endorse.  In  this  case  X  would 
have  no  hesitation  in  writing  you  a  letter  such  r "  you  reque..t,  f-1,inS 
the  results  of  my  investigation  of  the  properties  of  cinder,  gravel  and 
Trap  as  an  aggregate  for  building  purposes  as  indicated  in  the  Article 
to  which  you  refer,  also  similar  results  obtained  from  several  other 
investigations  whioh  I  have  made  upon  the  same  subject.  y  charge  for 

such  a  letter  would  be  §25.00 . 

X  have  made  a  large  number  of  full  sized  fire  tests  upon 
floor  construction  at  my  Fire  Testing  Station  during  the  past  seven  yea® 
and  have  some  very  striking  photographs  allowing  the  superiority  of 
Trap  over  limestone,  and  gravel,  as  well  as  other  material  in  that  line. 
If  you  would  like  me  to  give  a  more,  extensive  letter  more  in  the  form 
of  an  opinion  based  on  my  experience,  and  enclose  some  of  the  photos, 
and  record  of  successful  tests  made,  it  would  take  some  little  time  to 
prepare,  and  my  charge  would  be  §50.00. 

Awaiting  your  _T  ^ ,  „a 

H.  7/6 olson. 


COEf . 

cc::i?r.::::Sioi:  Br-E-Cciirs 

ccncnsass  blocks  uhdek  beat  2bkat?.uct 

Eng.  Hews  Aug.  15,  1907. 

Age  2  months  Breaking  load  IBs  per  sq.  inch 

•  aterial  Hot  Heated  Heated  all 

over  1  hour 




2460  1690 

2520  3-767 

1684  Crumbled  in 





1750  - 

1090  621 

875  810 





Crumbled  in; 

Eeat  ed  all 
over  2  Hours 


The  Edison  Portland  Cement  Co. 


December  28,  1914, 

Mr.  Harry  E.  Miller.,  Treas., 
Orange,  H.  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

X  called  a  Directors'  meeting  for  Thursday, 
and  as  Mr.  Edison  will  be  very  busy  in  the  library  I  wish  you 
would  arrange  so  that  we  can  have  the  use  oi  some  other  room. 

Possibly  we  may  arrange  for  the  use  of  Hoorn  Ho.  13,  or  any- 
where  else  where  we  can  go  without  disturbing  the  progress  of 
the  worJ£  now  going  on.  I  suspect  we  will  have  a  good  tur, 

out  of  Directors  as  they  will  doubtless  want  to  see  the  ruins, 
yours  very  truly, 


\  / 

Edison  General  File  Series 

1914.  Edison  Pulverized  Limestone  Company  [not  selected]  (E-14-33) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to 
the  business  of  the  Edison  Pulverized  Limestone  Co.,  which  was  established 
in  1 91 4  to  market  the  byproducts  of  Edison's  cement  production.  Included  are 
letters  about  routine  financial  and  employment  matters,  along  with  printed 
promotional  material. 

Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Edison  Star  [not  selected]  (E-14-34) 

This  folder  contains  unsolicited  correspondence  relating  to  the  myth  that 
Edison  was  responsible  for  a  bright  light  appearing  in  the  sky  above  Menlo 
Park.  Edison  denied  responsibility  and  stated  that  the  light  was  the  planet 

Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Education  [not  selected]  (E-14-35) 

This  folder  contains  unsolicited  correspondence  and  other  documents 
concerning  Edison's  opinion  on  technical  and  other  forms  of  education.  The 
letters  received  no  answer  or  only  a  perfunctory  reply  from  Edison. 

Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Electric  Light  (E-14-36) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to 
electric  lighting  and  power.  Included  are  numerous  congratulatory  letters 
pertaining  to  the  thirty-fifth  anniversary  of  the  invention  of  the  incandescent 
light.  Also  included  are  documents  concerning  Edison's  continuing 
involvement  with  the  General  Electric  Co.  A  note  to  longtime  associate  John 
W.  Howell,  an  engineer  at  GE's  Edison  Lamp  Works,  indicates  that  Edison 
"will  do  anything  to  help  out." 

Approximately  10  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  selected.  The 
material  not  selected  consists  primarily  of  unsolicited  congratulatory  letters 
and  other  correspondence  without  a  substantive  reply. 




m- _ 

oun  HEW  MjASasaS! 


Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

Menlo  Rarh,  N.J, 

Dear  Sir: 

Recently  the  writer  had  given  to  him  toy 

.«?'  >■  A. . 

e  oK'vJ1'  l 

7  ■  ~  w  / 

Luther  Stlteringer  a  number  of  incandescent  lamps  with  the  explanation 
that  they  had  been  developed  toy  Mr.  Stheringer  during  his  connection 
with  you.  The  idea  presents  itself  to  the  writer  that  you-  might 
toe  interested  in  securing  these  old  model  lamps.  If  such  is  the 
case  I  would  toe  very  glad  to  turn  over  to  you  such  as  you  may  want, 
or  it  may  toe  that  some  of  them  would  toe  applicable  to  the  Hammer 



Dear  Mr.  Edison: 

MoClair,  of  our  Patent  Department.  I  think  they  are  trying 
to  get  aome  patent  on  the  use  of  Hitrogen  in  Tungsten  Lamps . 

I  understand  that  Hitrogen  in  Tungsten  Lamps 
has  a  good  effect,  which  is  not  obtained  in  Carbon  Lamps. 

Are  you  willing  that  Mr.  MoClair  should  come 
and  see  you,  as  he  suggests  in  the  letter,  or  would  you  rather 
have  the  matter  laid  before  you  fully  before  he  comes  down? 

Yours  very  truly, 

7W-  PcUatnv.  ....  . 

7z^  <?jcu C^c  &■ 

u,o~£i>  &**  *>  ?  y~~  ' 

J^oy^^U  J°  *-*"**'*' j-  ^  ~ 

„■  r„„  _*  -  t^-qs--.  _/**=>- 

.,  ~.  /•■••«••••••'''  ••••  *•'■>•-«'-/ 

,.“y<^...f^‘.  r~  «r  -■*‘7 

_  ^UUL.  °«~  ~f  i-**^~~* 


^  ^  4£e  /odcty  “> 


flaCC'Ue*  ^ 




October  22,  1914 

3,  A.  Edison,  Esq., 
Llewellyn  Park, 

Orange,  New  Jersey. 

^  y-f 


My  dear  Mr.  Edison: 

I  beg  to  confirm  exchange  of  telegrams  as 

Father" j oin o^rae^in  congratulations  on  the  35th  aniversa1 
of  your  making  the  first  carbon  filament  incandescent  lamp, 
both  hope  that  before  another  thirty  five  years  rolls  arounc 
you  will  visit  this  coast  and  see  some  of  the  wonderful 
development  your  inventions  have  made  possible. 

October  21.  from  you 

Thirty-five  years  ago  today  1  was  elated  o\ 
incandescent  lamp  and  system.  The  development 

my  first 

a  anu  »  o«=m.  - _ „ _  1  wido  spread 

of  the  incandescent  lamp  today  is  indeed  gratifying  to  me 
anu  I  appreciate  the  work  of  the  lighting  companies^ 
country  whose  integrity  and  progressive  business  policies 
have  made  its  use  so  universal. 

The  Jovian  Leags  here  c 
which  occurred  yesterday,  "Ediso 
with  a  great  deal  of  enthusiasm. 

instituted  their  regular  meeting 
i  Day"  and  your  telegram  was  received 

With  kindest  regnrds  and  best  wishes,  I  a 




Eir.v.J  ./II. 

Ho  o  hv.ohlgeb  o  r  cn 


r  .o  s  t  Ora  n  g 

ilir  erhalten  sooben  die  ilitteilun^,  daos  Eie, 
und  ait  Ilmen  die  ganze  zivilioisrte  Kelt  das  JubilBua  Ihrer  epocho&aohen- 
den  Erf  indung,  der  G1  ilhlaiups ,  gefeiert  haben.- 

Gestatten  Sie,  dass  auoh  v:ir  aus  diesea  Anlasoe-;, 
unoere  herzlichsten  ClUokvdlnsohe  entbieten  und  den  auf riohtigoten  rjnschen 
•hinzufUgen,  dass  as  Ihfcennoch  lans'vergdnnt  Bein  moge,  zu  Xeben  und  zu- 
wirken/'  darnit  Sie  auoh  waiter  durch  Ihr  unbegrenztes  Genie  die  VJelt  ait 
iveiteren  Erfindungen  bereickcrn,  die  IUrem  Naiaea  auX  Jahrtausonde  hinauo 
den  glilnzendsten  Stompel  der  Zivilioation  ~ahron  v.erden.- 

Schriiber  Dieses,  der  die  grcose  Ehre  gaho£  hat  , 
Ihre  peroonlioho  Bekaimtschaft  zu  uacfcea  und  die  v/onigen  Uinuten,  die 
ex  iuit  Ilmen  zu  verbringen  das  Cluck  hatte,  dunden  schoneten  seines  De¬ 
lians  Zdhit,  gestattet  sich  unseror  Cratulation  oo.ine  perodnliohe  ganz 
efgebenot  und  in  der  herzliohstcn  ^eise  anzusohliessen*— 

jit  dem  JtusdxUcke  vorz'dglichoter  Hoohaciitung  unu 

Yerohrung,  zeichnen  wir  ergebenst  S° °Ge oJ llschaf ““ 


Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Electric  Pen  (E-14-37) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to 
Edison’s  electric  pen.  There  are  only  two  documents  for  1914.  The  selected 
item  is  a  letter  from  French  psychologist  Henri  Pieron  of  the  Sorbonne,  who 
wanted  to  use  an  electric  pen  for  experimental  purposes.  The  unselected  item 
is  a  routine  letter  from  the  Western  Electric  Co.  requesting  information  about 
the  pen. 

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Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Employment  (E-14-38) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to 
employees  and  prospective  employees.  Also  included  are  letters  soliciting 
Edison's  opinion  regarding  former  employees  seeking  positions  elsewhere 
Among  the  documents  for  1914  are  items  pertaining  to  the  resignation  of 
Frank  K  Dolbeer,  a  longtime  associate  in  Edison’s  phonograph  business,  and 
the  transition  of  kinetophone  developer  Daniel  Higham  to  the  position  of 
consulting  engineer.  Also  included  are  comments  by  Edison,  in  the  form  of 
marginalia,  about  former  associates  William  K.  L.  Dickson  and  William  J. 
Hammer.  Dickson  is  described  as  "a  pretty  good  Experimenter .  .  .  honest  & 
reliable "  with  "a  poetic  temperament  and  all  that  implies  in  commercia 
affairs."'  Hammer  is  characterized  as  a  man  of  good  reputation  and  very  well 
up  in  Electricity"  but  "somewhat  hard  to  get  along  with."  Interoffice 
communications  by  chief  engineer  Miller  Reese  Hutchison  and  other 
supervisors  discuss  working  conditions  and  other  matters  relating  to  current 

Less  than  5  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  selected.  The 
unselected  documents  include  several  items  bearing  a  draft  reply  by  Edison, 
typically  remarking  "Say  all  full  at  present"  or  "All  full  just  now. 

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25  Broad  Street,  N  .Y  • , 
January  22,  1914. 

Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison 
Menlo  Park 
New  Jersey. 

Bear  Sir: 

A  n  old  Business  associate  of  yours,  Edward  F. 
Kama o on,  v/lio  installed  the  steam  plant  in  your  f.-et- 
o'-v'at  Funic  Park,  New  Jersey,  many  years  ago  and  who 
also  supplied  you  with  a  great  many  engines,  has  fal¬ 
len  upon  hard  times  and  is  “try  anxious  to  get  into 
touch  with  you. 

Although  he  used  to  know  you  intimately  he  has 
found  difficulty  in  seeing  you  since  your  ramifica¬ 
tions  Became  so  extended  that  you  necessarily  had  to 
employ  others  to  look  after  affaire  for  you. 

He  would  he  more  than  willing  to  accept  any 
congenial  position  paying  the  most  moderate  of  sal¬ 
aries  and  he  is  hopeful  that  you  would,  ho  able  to 
give  him  something  to  do. 

Mr.  Hampson's  address  is  515  Jersey  Avenue, 
Elisabeth,  New  Jersey. 

With  apologies  for  troubling  you,  Inom, 

Yours  sincerely, 

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I  wish  to  file  with  you  for  possible  future  reference,  the 
follov/ing  outline:: 

and  reportedUtodme’that  fma^in'hif ^Sloy^y^hnim^of^iersall 

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this  attack  he  was  satisfied  that  Piersall  was  in  no  way  to 

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3  intolerable  as  Mr.  Grimes  had 
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also  look  into  that  matter  and  let  him  hear  from  me  later. 

On  Friday  afternoon,  X  sent  for  Grimes  and  had  a  talk  with 
him  and  m  a  wlult  to Id’ Grimes  that  the  man,  Krouty,  should  be 
discharged  immediately. 

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all  communibutapns  direct  to  your  Creditor 
V  A  fc'V&eokge  Murray  #217  Willis  Avenue  N.Y. 

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'  /\  '  j  y  C/  York  March  25th  1914. 

Thomas  Affediacfc 
MieweV^n  ¥&&  g/ 

'  /  J)  Or^jige  Newsier sey* 

Xyteemy/ 3^/  / 

(/  Jr  ^Few  men  are  so  lost  to  all  sense  of  Hon«w 
,  and  business  responsibility  as  to  be  able  to  withstand 
-/V^ straightforward  appeal  to  their  sense  of  Justice. 

This  Is  What  We  Are  Banking  On  In  Writing  You- 

You  Owe  A  Poor  Man  $11.00  ®  &$  since  1895 

George  Murray  of  #217  Willis  Avenue  New  York  City  was 
engaged  by  Erwin  Hebeler  at  Church  and  Cedar  Streets  to 
go  to  Tiffin  Ohio — arrival  Bellefontaine  Finished  Tiffin 

Hebeler  the  Foreman  wanted  men  to  work  on  Holidays  in  the 
sleet  and  snow — returning  from  this  engagement  to  office 
of  Mr  Edison  at  65  Fifth  Avenue  was  informed  by  Mr  Edison 
that  HE  would  settle  as  soon  as  he  saw  Mr  Rich.. 

At  Tiffin  Ohio  men  stopped  at  the  Lang  House  and  have 
never  received  the  promised  return  fare  which  all  men 

had  to  scrape — Foreman  Irwin  Nebeler-  Sup't  Mr  Rich 

Linemen— John  Stubenfall  Patrick  Andrews 
George  Murray- 

This  man  Murray  through  all  these  years  of  hard  work  _ 
illness  and  .want  has  never  bothered  you  to  keep  your  word 
it  pays  in  this  World  to  do  the  Square  Thing— Do  It  Now. 

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Thomas  A.  Edison  Jnc. 

Orange, N.J..U.S.A. 

Edison  Phonographs  and  Records. Edison  Primary  Batteries 
Edison Kinetoscopes  andMotion  Picture  Films 
EdisonHome  Kinetoscopes  and  MotionPicture  Films 
Edison  Dictating  Machines.  Edison  KinetophoneB 
Edison  A.C.Rectifiers  and  Edison  House  Lighting  Controllers 

April  1st,  1914. 

You  will  find  herewith  enclosed  a  copy 
of  a  letter  which  I  addressed  to  Mr.  Wilson  under  date  of 
March  19th,  1914,  and  which  is  self-explanatory,  and  is  in 
line  with  the  matters  discussed  at  our  interview  just  before 
you  left  for  Florida. 

At  this  time  I  want  to  express  my  per¬ 
sonal  regret  at  severing  my  connection  with  the  Company  with 
which  you  are  so  closely  identified,  beoause  after  having 
been  so  closely  associated  with  you  as  I  have  for  the  past 
fifteen  years,  X  have  the  unusual  privilege  of  having  enjoyed 
the  personal  association  of  a  man  whom  I  oonBider  to  be  the 
"greatest  living  Amerioan"  and  it  will  seem  very  strange  for 
me'not  to  be  able  to  continue  to  avail  myself  of  that  pleas¬ 
ure  . 

It  is  unnecessary  to  mention  the  con¬ 
ditions  which  have  brought  about  this  change  as  you  are  fully 
familiar  with  them,  and  you  may  reBt  assured  that  X  purpose 
putting  forth  my  best  efforts  in  the  new  field  I  am  entering 
and  that  nothing  will  be  left  undone  to  bring  about  a  mutually 
satisfactory  result. 

Appreciating  the  many  personal  courtesies 
received  at  your  hands,  and  with  best  wishes  for  your  continued 
good  health,  I  beg  to  remain 

Very  sincerely  yours. 

Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 




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April  6,  19 10. 

George  Beioter:- 

I  am  advised  that  Christian  Chloer  was  out  four 
days  last  -week,  sick. 

Before  Cloer  .-went  to  Mexico ,  he  was  perfectly 
well.  Y/e  could  not  get  any  of  the  other  installers  to  go 
down  and  take  that  Mexican  assignment,  so  Cloer  went.  He 
contracted,  while  there,  the  Tropical  fever.  Since  he  re¬ 
turn^/  he  has  had  neriodic  attacks  of  the  fever,  which 
totally  incapacitate  him  for  work.  It  will  he  a  year  or 
so  before  he  gets  this  infernal  fever  out  of  his  system. 

I  think  it  is  as  little  as  we  can  do  to  stand 
by  him  inasmuch- as  he  contracted  the  fever  while  on  an 
assignment  of  ourB,  and  in  the  performance  of  duty. 

He  is  a  very  conscientious  man,  a  good  worker, 
and  entitled  to  our  sympathy  and  support. 

I  therefore  approve  that  we  pay  his  salary  fo: 
the  four  days  he  was  absent  last  week.^ 


Copy  to  Hr.  Miller 

Dear  Mr.  Emmons : 

Yon  will  Bee  from  the  memorandum  of 
Mr.  Edison  on  the  enclosed  letter  that  he  wishes  me  to 
send  it  to  the  General  Electric  Co.  If  there  is  any¬ 
one  who  would  he  likely  to  know  anything  about this 
matter,  it  is  yourself,  and  therefore  I  am  forwarding  the 
letter  to  you  for  such  attention  as  you  see  fit  to  give 

-  Yours  very  truly, 

y(-^lLc.  a-S-c-cu>  f-  ■-  'L- 


In  Reply  Refer  to  pile  #46 

Schenectady,  N.  Y.,  April  9,  1914. 

Mr.  Wm.  H.  lie  adowo  raft, 
Thomas  A.  Edison  Laboratory, 
Lewellyn  Park, 

Orange,  H.  J. 

Dear  Ur.  lleadowcrafti 

Referring  to  your  letter  of  the  6th  which 
I  return  herewith,  in  the  absence  of  Ur.  Emmons  would  advise  that 
we  are  unable  to  obtain  any  trace  of  George  Hurray  or  Irwin  Hebe- 
ler  referred  to  in  letter  from  the  Mercantile  Collection  Agency. 

Would  call  your  attention  to  the  faot, 
however,  that  the  incident  referred  to  in  this  letter  apparently 
took  place  about  three  years  after  the  General  Electric  Company 
became  the  successors  of  the  Edison  Company,  and  it  would  there¬ 
fore  appear  that  the  party  has  no  claim  against  our  company. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Emmons,  Manager, 
3r~  (sfHuaA 


16.  April  1914. 

To  Thomas  A.  Edison  Esquire 

Hew- Jersey 

Dear  Sir, 

Hoping  that  these  lines  will  not  disturb  you  in  any  way 
I  take  the  liberty  of  troubling  you  with  an  earnest  request. 

Knowing  that  hundreds  of  workmen  are  employed  in  your  Manu- 
factuires  I  venture  to  beg  you  Sir  to  give  ray  line3  some  con-" 

It  is  on  behalf  or  a  young  man  who  is  seeking  a  situatuion 
over  there,  that  I  am  troubling  you;  his  name  is  Prank  Burger, 
and  he  will  oall  on  you  with  Aboard  of  mine,  some  days  after 
arrival  of  this.  He  is  a  thoroughly  honest,  industrious,  healthy 
young  man  of  26  years  of  age,  of  good  but  poor  family,  and  has 
only  one  wish  and  one  aim  in  mind,  and  that  is  of  being  accepted 
in  one  of  your  factories.  He  has  worked  some  years  in  the  metal 
branoh  in  Budapest  and  in  case  you  give  him  work  you  will  find 
him  most  skillful  and  trustworthy.  Please  give  him  a  trial  and 
you  will  be  aiding  one  who  really  deserves  to  be  helped  oh  in 
life.  Sinoe  half  a  year  he  has  been  in  Hew  Jork,  knowas  already 
a  little  English,  and  although  willing  to  work,  could  not  find 
oontinual  occupation.  You  who  have  helped  so  many  and  who  are 
able  to  lend  a  helping  nand,  will,  I  am  convinced  not  refuse  my 

I  beg  for  nothing  but  work  for  a  good  and  willing  boy,  and 
should  my  request  not  have  been  in  vain,  you  Sir,  will  make  me 

most  deeply  indebted  to  you,  and  FranJt  Burger,  on  whose  behalf 
I  am  begging,  will,  I  know  prove  himself  one  of  your  most  grate¬ 
ful  and  industrious  worlmen. 

ffith^a^writer  of  these  lines  you  are  already  acquainted, 
though  not  personaly.  I  am  the  sister-in-law  of  Tneodore  v. 
Puskas,  wnom  you  will  not  have  rorgotien. 

Begging  to  De  excused  and  again  repeating  my  earnest  re¬ 


I  am  dear  Sir 

lours  ever  thankfully 

Gizella  ut  47.  III.  B4. 


by  Doun  Alvord  at  277  Bwny.  He  told  us  then  that  he  hud  formerly  heen  em¬ 
ployed  hy  the  Simmons  Hardware  Co.  of  St.  Louis,  stating  that  ho  originally 
came  from  Boston.  Y/e  sent  to  our  Boston  correspondent  who  gave  us  the  fol¬ 
lowing  information: 

"The  only  record  we  can  find  of  him  in  Boston  is  in  1888,  ie09  and 
1890.  He  was  thon  given  as  ’Artist,  185  Summer  st.'and  roomed  at  81  "on- 
mouth  St.  with  Theodore  Peterson,  said  to  he  his  futher.  Theodore  Peterson 
was  an  old  sail  muker,  was  in  that  business  for  years,  and  was  well  known 
as  such.  He  was  located  and  carried  on  business  at  230  State  St.  Boston, 

The  names  of  both  Petersons  dropped  but  of  the  Boston  directory  after  1890.” 

Cur  communication  from  the  Simmons  Hardwaro  Co.  concerning  Peterson 
was  to  tho  effect  "that  they  know  nothing  concerning  his  private  uffairs, 
that  from  thoir  knowledge  of  him  he  was  a  man  of  good  character  and  habits, 
had  good  executive  ability,  untiring  energy,  a  hard  worker  and  honest  without 
question."  i’hi3  communication  was  signed  by  C.  IT.  Hichards,  General  lianugcr. 
Cur  information  is  that  ho  left  the  Simmons  people  to  engage  with  \7m.  Pilone's 
Sons  Co.  Y/hilo  Mr.  Hichards  speaks  well  of  him,  wo  believe  thqt  behind  his 
leaving  thore  is  another  story,  or  at  least,  such  has  been  intimated  to  us. 

At  any  rate,  it  is  apparent  that  he  jumped  rather  suddenly  from  a  concorn 
with  which  he  had  boon  engaged  for  four  years,  without  due  deliberation,  and 
while  no  one  says  anything  against  him  in  connection  with  his  employment  with 
7/m.  yilene's  Sons  Co,  still  he  only  lasted  a  year.  His  next  move  was  to  go  in 

„i,„  poan  Alvord  »lth  •!>»»  »  *e,'r“1  y“”'  , 

Doon  discovered.  .0  «  ■«.  -  >»*  “Ul01^4  f°'  1,18  0r“ri"  ““ 

in  th.  name  of  *»+lt«*  0..  «hloh  P— «  »  -  *  ’”*°- 

aition  so  far  a,  it.  Donors  „.r.  concerned.  .■  «,  «*  •-«  *•  ““ 
in  eonnoetion,  and  „hil.  Petersen  -P  »«  ““  ilV°ri  I”’rfe“t  8““' 

faction  in  hi.  capacity  a.  an  employe.  and  manager  of  .ale.mon,  solUns  the  staff 
that  .a.  pat  oat  hy  this  company,  a.  do  not  regard  this  a.  to  Peterson's 
credit  in  the  light  of  what  has  since  come  to  pass. 

Against  the  Bean  Alvord  Co.  bankruptcy  proceedings  were  instituted, 
and  the  Jt  reoor.  me  have  is  and.r  date  of  Doe.  2«/l3  »h.n  the  >.  Y.  Y.»- 
phono  CO.  ontered  a  auagmont  against  it  for  §24.24. 

Y/e  call  attention  to  certain  letters  which  he  has  submitted  to  you, 
among'  them,  a  letter  pnrp.rting  to  hare  teen  .*«»  V 

.h.  .ere  a.  favorably  impressed  after  having  tailed  .ith  Petorson  .hil.  ho  ... 
representing  the  Quoe.boro  Corporation  ef  Deng  Island  City.  V/e  regard  this 
letter  Ith  snaptoion.  although  Petersen  .aye  it  cam.  .ith.e.  any  .elicitation 
suggestion  on  hi.  fart,  is  to  the  letter.  —  V  *•  “  ~* 

associated  ,1th  the  Quoeneboro  Corporation,  .0  alee  ».  ».  P. 

Watorbury,  Conn,  as  .ell  a.  G.  I.  Handall  and  P.  3.  Wnn.  th.  cn.on.horo  dorpo- 
ratien  ws  another  en.  of  the.,  lot  »lli».  pr.po.itio™,  r.n  hy  individual. 

not  altogether  in  the  best  repute. 

„  call  attention  t.  the  feet  «..  F.  Wokoif,  Pre.'t  of  the  Sne.ns- 
horo  corporation,  *0  .0.  then  pre.'t  of  the  .oodhavon  Paul,  got  let.  trouble 
ter  the  alleged  larceny  ef  money  belonging  to  Hr.,  1.  P.  Hltehins.  .ych.ff 
.a.  also  of  the  la.  Hr.  of  Hyckoff .  Clarke  *  Rut:  ho  .no  Pr.e't,  also  of 
the  Homestead  Bank,  and  ...  interested  in  a  number  ef  ether  corporation,. 

For  this  alleged  theft  he  u.  indicted,  but  „e  do  not  knee  he  has 
come  to  trial  or  net.  He  note.  ho. ever,  numerous  Judgment,  against  the  Queens- 

boro  corporation. 


yfo  a0  not  look  With  favor  upon  the  numerous  lettors  written  hy  those 
real  ostata  mon  who  were  associated  with  and  know  Peterson  while  ho  was  a 
manugor  of  the  sales  department,  and  it  seems  that  if  he  had  had  the  right 
sort  of  character  he  nover  would  have  lent  himself  to  the  selling  of  securities 
or  the  roal  ostate  at  tho  prices  asked  hy  those  concerns.  In  other  words,  we 
regard  his  business  say  from  1905  to  1914,  while  connected  with  these  real  es¬ 
tate  propositions,  as  not  altogether  above  criticism, as  a  matter  of  principle, 
and  tho  letters  on  display,  in  our  opinion,  are  misleading  in  drawing  the  right 
conclusion  with  reference  to  Peterson's  character.  It  seems  to  us  that  he  is 
not  of  a  high  moral  type,  hence  might  not  altogether  a  satisfactory  person  to 
depond  upon.  Using  his  own  language,  he  is  "for  sale",  and  we  believe  this 
speaks  volumes  for  the  man.  A  certain  acquaintance  of  his  not  long  ago  asked 
him  why  he  had  nevor  married,  and  the  conversation  developed  the  fact  that  he 
had  never  been  successful  in  getting  a  woman  with  sufficient  money,  thus 
making  it  apparent  that  he  puts  even  his  most  sacred  act  on  a  money  plane. 

Through  our  St.  Louis  agent,  we  huve  been  endeavoring  to  place  a 
finger  upon  the  keynote  of  Peterson's  character  by  getting  the  straightforward 
facts  as  to  why  he  loft -the  Simmons  Hardware  Co,  and  we  hope  to  learn  what  the 
real  inwardness  of  his  relations  there  were. 

7/o  came  in  contact  with  a  gentleman  who  is  in  the  market  for  a  man 
of  Peterson’s  claimed  ability  and-  adqptability,  but  he  stated  that  ho  bolieved 
Peterson  was  a  little  too  worldly  wise  and  too  mercenary  for  him. 

We  understand  that  tho  Store  Improvement  Co,  Inc,  which  is  a  $24,000 
corporation,  in  which  'i’ron  0.  Peterson,  Prank  C.  Hicks  and  Wm.  J.  Hardgrove 
are  directors',  is  not  a  highly  successful  proposition.  Hicks  was  formerly 
associated  with  Lean  Alvord  at  the  time  Peterson  was,  back  in  1907. 

Yours  truly, 






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Philadelphia,  Pa.Apgpr  22i 


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Mr.  Wm.  H.  Meadowcroft, 

Assistant  td  Mr.  Edison, 

Orange,  H?J? 

Dear  Sir:-  I  am  forwarding  information  in 

letter  of  the  18th  instant. 

I  graduated  from  the  course  in  Chemical  Eilj^Siter^lP^t  ther6hljo 
State  University  in  June  1911  and  at  once  entered ^pQervi^^'f  the  / 
where  i^was  end^ged.tfpon 


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act or dan e  with  your 


duPont  Co.  at  their  Experimental  Station 

analytical  and  experimental  work  on  analytical  me^jj^ ,  ^'^Tication  of 
cotton  on  a  semi-plant  scale,  nitrocelluloses,  sraokel^  powder  and  a 
wide  variety  of  short  investigations.  ^  ,, 


Since  my  voluntary  resignation  on  Jan,  1st  I  hav<£ 

1  engaged 

on  temporary  chemical  work  in  and  near  Philadelphia, 

I  regard  the  matter  of  the  initial  salarj^jj^  of  slight  importane 
and  ji  "am  interrtteT^noipaiay^in  the  opportunities  to  learn,  etc.  I 
regard-. $9o.  per  month  as  satisfactoryT'"^) 

I  attach  my  two  most  important  references.  Others  are 
Dr.  Jasper  E.  Crane,  Chief  Chemist,  The  Arlington  Co . .Arlington,  N.J. 

Dr.  Paul  I.  Murrill,  U.S. Rubber  Co-,  ,11th  Ave.  &  58th  St.  Hew  York. 

Dr.  James  R.  Withrow,  O.S.U. ,  Columbus,.  Ohio. 

Respectfully  yours, 

1317  Spruce  St.  Philadelphia,  Pa. 



.du  Pont  de  Nemours  Powder  Co. 

boo. 12th,  1913. 

To  Whom  it  Hay  Oonoorn: 

Mr.  >1.  V.  Atkinnon  has  boon  onployod  by  the  Bxpor- 
iciontal  Station  of  tho  >'•  I.  DuPont  Deliaaonra  Powrtor  Oorapany 
oinoa  Juno  17th, 1911,  and  for  tlio  pant  two  and  ono-hulf  yoarn 
hao  boon  ongngod  na  an  aanintunt  ohoaiot  in  tho  !5c$^olosa 
Powder  Division  of  thin  station,  of  whioh  tho  writor  in  Division 

Ur.  Atkinson  has  boon  nasooiato*  dlrootly  with  no  during 
hlo  onploynont,  and  hau  boon  ongagod  principally  on  rooonroh  and 
analytical  work  on  nubjoots  oonnootod  with  tho  anbkoloaa  powder 
industry.  Tho  onnlity  of  hi«  work  has  boon  ontiroly  natlnfnotory, 
and  has  indioatod  that  his  training  and  ability  in  more  than  that 
of  tho  average  ohonlst. 

Hr.  Atkinnon  han  dooldoi!  to  loavo  hia  nronont  onploynont 
Deoonbor  31at,  19115,  an  ho  fools  that  ho  in  not  ospooially  inter- 
oatod  in  tho  naturo  of  work  whioh  wo  havo  to  offor  hln.  Tho 
oovarlnc  df  hin  onploynont  in  ontiroly  voluntary  on  hio  part,  and 
ho  loavoa  in  good  standing  with  thla  Conpany* 

a.U.tfoodbridKo.  Jr. 

HGiV,  Jr/200-3. 

■#“  L&  W  , 

Cambridge  ,/^as8. ,  April  27,  1914.S 
Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison,  4  A  ^  %]  i  f/  ’ 

Orange,  E.X.  /U^  \  ^ 

Bear  Sir:- 

You  made  the  statement  to  the  visiting  chemistry 
students  from  Harvard  University  the  other  day  that  you 
will  heed  the  services  of  a  research  chemist  some  time  soon. 
I  am  writing  to  inquire  about  this  position. 

X  am  about  to  complete  the  work  required  for 
the  Ph.  D.  degree  in  chemistry  at  Harvard  University  .  I 
have  made  a  speciality  of  physical  and  electro-chemistry, 

and  have  been  engaged  i 

research  work  along  1 

for  five  years  under  the  direction  of  able  instructors. 

My  training  has  been  broader  thah  most  college 
men-s,  having  been  done  at  the  Universities  of  Kansas, 
Arizona,  Illinois  and  Harvard.  During  my  summer  vacations 
I  have  been  sufficiently  in  touch  with  industrial  work  as 
to  make  such  conditions  familiar  to  me,  and  have  at  the 
same  time  gained  practical  experience  in  both  research  and 

^fshould  like  to  give  you  a  detailed  account  of 
my  training,  researches  and  publications  as  well  as  to 
refer  you  to  the  men  under  whom  I  have  worked,  if 

i  are  tp-'tfeed  the  services  of  i 

■esearch  chemist  soon. 

Yours  respectfully 

Coolidge  laboratory, 

Harvard  University. 

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Mr.  Thomas  Edison, 

Llewellyn  Parh, 

Meat  orange,  N.  J- 

Dear  sir:-  j  " 

Having  met  you  eeveral  «».=».  especially  at  your 

own  Laboratory »  on  your  Invitation  ae.a»  old  <M»»  of  the 
Machanioal  Society  of  Engineers,  and  being  a  Buoh-eye  by 
birth  and  brings  up,  and, to.  I  e«M  to  Present  Taft  onoo, 
,B1ood  run.  a  na.P  thloxer  between  Bueh-eye.  t|han  water  over 
Old  in  Kentuchy.,  I  -  dolns  to  taho  the 

your  consideration  for  tha  employment  of  a  y,uns  »»n  (Albert 
Bowers,  SOB  St.  Hicholas  Avenue,  Hew  YorJO  on  one  of  your 
motor  truohB  in  ».  Y.,  *>  Is  thoroughly  anointed  with  all 


the  street,  of  Hew  YorX  OS»  a  number  of  yea^s  earvloe  on 
Emcees  Companies’  wagons.  He  is  1»  every  W 
and  industrious. 

Trusting  that  I  am  not  intruding,  ij  «®» 
Yours  %hly, 

l<tO  Nassau  street  (Room  609) 
Now  Yorh* 

Saeiett's  Hartoor,  N.  Y. 

Cambridge,  Hass.  May6,  1914. 

Mr.  Wm.H.Meadowcroft , 

Assistant  to  Mr.  Edison, 
Orange ,  N.  J . 

Dear  Sir:- 

In  reply  to  your  favor  of  May  2nd,  I  am  sending 
the  following  account  of  my  training  and  experiences  as 
a  research  chemist. 

Prom  19o7  to  1909,  I  was  a  student  in  chemical 
engineering  at  the  University  of  Kansas.  The  next  two  years 
I  attended  the  University  of  Arizona,  where  I  received  the 
degree  of  Bachelor  of  Science  in  1911.  Besides  regular 
collegiate  studies,  I  served  as  an  assistant  in  chemistry 
and  as  private  rese  irch  assistant  to  Dr.  R.C.Benner. 

Dr.  Benner  was  then  working  on  some  methods  of  electro¬ 
analysis,  and  I  assisted  him  in  this  work.  I  also  published 
two  researches,  carried  out  under  his  direction. 

"Rapid  determinations  and  Separations  by  means 
of  the  Mercury  Cathod  and  stationary  Anode "J.A.C.S  32,  1628. 

"Cupellation"''  J.Ind.  &  Eng.  Chem,  3,  1911.  Mex. 
Mining  Journal,  March  1912. 

I  was  in  charge  of  one  of  the  largest  assay  and 
chemical  office souring  one  summer,  in  the  absence  of  the 

I  was  offerdd  an  appointment  as  chemist  in  the 
Bureau  of  Mines  in  1911,  but  declined  it  to  accept  an 

appointment  as  assistant  instructor  in  quantitative  chemical 
analysis  at  the  Univer-ity  of  Illinois,  on  half  time.  The 
other  half  of  my  time  was  spent  in  research  and  study  in 
phys  ical  and  electro-chemistry  under  Dr.  Grinnell  Jones. 

I  was  his  research  assistant  in  the  summer  of  1912. 

The  following  year  I  received  an  appointment  as 
Austin  Teaching  Fellow  in  Advanced  Quantitative  Analysis 
at  Harvard  University,  as  Prof.  G.P .Baxter's  assistant. 

This  position  I  have  held  for  two  •  years.  The  first  year 
I  continued  research  in  electro-chemistry  with  Dr.  Jones 
(  who  had  been  appointed  an  instructor  at  Harvard).  This 
school  year,  I  have  redetermined  an  important  atomic  weight 
hy  an  electrochemical  method,  under  Prof.  Baxter's 

I  will  complete  the  work  for  the  degree  of 
DBctor  of  Philosophy  in  Chemistry  during  the  summer.  I  have 
thus  had  a  wide  experience  and  acquaintance  in  my 
University  training.  I  have  specialized  in  physical  and 
electro-chemistry  in  my  studies.,  as  well  as  researches 
and  am  Best  able  to  take  up  that  kind  of  work.  I  have 
also  Been  interested  in  the  commercial  side  of  the  profession. 

With  Dr.  Jones,  I  have  the  following  researches, 
which  are  just  now  Being  edited  for  publication. 

"Conduction  and  Ionization  of  Potassium-iodide  and  Tri-iodide 
in  aqueous  solution  at  Zero  Degrees", 
n  The  free  Energy  of  Formation  of  Silveriodide". 

"DistriBution  of  Bromine  Between  Water  and  CarBontetra- 
ch' oride. " 

"EquiliBrium  Between  Potassium-Bromide  and  Bromide  in 
Aqueous  solution  and  a  study  of  the  PolyBromides". 

The  atomic  weight  determination  with  Prof.  Baxter 
is  practically  completed  and  will  also  he  published  soon. 

1  have  been  quite  closely  associated  with  Dr. 
Raymond  C.  Benner  for  the  last  five  ye-irs  and  he  will 
undoubtedly  be  glad  to  tell  you  what  he  thinks  of  my 
ability  and  personality.  He  is  research  chemist  for  the 
National  Carbon  Co.,  Premont  Ohio. 

I  am  sure  Professor  Baxter  and  Dr.  Jones  of 
Harvard  University  will  both  be  =;lad  to  tell  you  about 

my  work  . 

If  you  wish  to  know  anything  more  about  myself,  I 
should  be  pleased  to  answer  your  inquiries.  I  will  be  in 
Cambridge  all  summer  and  if  you  desire,  I  can  come  to 
your  laboratory  to  see  you  personally. 

I  should  like  very  much  to  becomeconnected  with 
your  company . 

Yours  very  truly, 

Coolidge  Laboratory,  > 

Harvard  University. 


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Assistant  to  Mr.  Edi son'"tti_e.  *¥***’ 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  have  received  your  letter  of  the  7thinst., 
asking  what  amount  of  compensation  I  would  expect  to 
begin  with,  if  Mr.  Edison  should  desire  my  services. 

In  reply,  I  will  say  that  I  should  expect  to  start  at 
about  one  hundred  dollars  ($100)  per  month., with  some 
arrangement  concerning  an  increase  if  I  prove  satisfactory 

Coolid'*e  laboratory, 

Harvard  University. 

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l,lr.  H.  T.  Miller, 

Secy.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

Orange,  Mew  Jersey. 

Dear  Sir: 

In  reply  to  your  letter  of  the  1st  inst^.  with 
reference  to  our  inquiry  regarding  Mr.  Charles  E.  j 

Stevens,  we  would  state  that  according  to  Mr.  Stev-  I 
ens' record  with  us,  he  was  manager  of  your  foreign 
department  from  1899  to  1903. 

Trusting  this  will  give  you  the  information  | 
and  thanking  you  for  your  courtesy  in  this  matter, 


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Hay  29th,  1914. 

To  ’Shoft  it  May  Concern  :- 

Mr.  T.Vank  b.  Guenther  wrb  engaged  hy  us 
for  a  southern  trip  from  November  1913  to  May  29th,  1914. 

He  was  oonscientioua  and  efficient  in  his  duties  and  is  only 
leaving  us  because  the  trip  has  come  to  an  end  'and  we  have  n< 
further  need  for  hiB  servioes. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Thomas  A.  Edison,  Inc., 

Kinetograph  Dept., 

Mgr.  Negative  Production. 


327  Hudson  8t.,Hobok< 
30  May, 1914, 

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To  the  personal  Secretary  of 
Thos. A. Edison  Esq., 
Bloomfield ,  N .  J . 

Dear  sir:- 




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I  do  not  know  whether  j^eff  wi\.l  allow  an  application  for  j 
employment ( in  any  capacity  for  which  I  am  qualified)  to  reaoh  Mr.  f 
Edison, but  having  once  worked  for  him  in  Goerck  St. ,N.Y.0ity,in 
1881, and  "fired"  by  Major  Eaton  a  few  weeks  aft erwards , just  thought 
I  would  make  the  attempt, as  I  find  that  grey  hair(and  none  too 
mnch  of  that  )seems  to  be  a  preventative  in  seeking  anything  in 
the  city. 

Am  an  experience  bookkeeper  and  office  man( which  does 
not  count  much  now-a-days )  and  have  also  worked  in  mechanical 
and  electrical  lines.  Transfer  etching  on  formed  work  is  another 
line  of  mine, but  1  can  readily  adapt  myself  to  many  things. 

I  have  pleasure  in  referring  to:- 
Col. T.W. Bradley, Walden, N.Y. .former  president  of  the  N.Y. Knife 
Oo. .where  I  was  secretary, bookkeeper  and  cashier  for  nine  years. 
Mr.Moorehouse, Supdt . ,Mergenthaler  Linotype  Co. , Byers on  St., 

Brooklyn ;there  I  had  charge  of  factory  office  for  six  years. 
i.N.Dietsch.Ino. ,16  W.  32nd.  St . .N.Y.Oity.  Was  etoher  for  nearly 
three  years(on  silver  and  brass). 

Other  references  if  necessary. 

Hope  the  gentleman  will  favor  me  with  an  interview? 

Very  truly  yours 

a(f(  ceftv  «t<r,eSrr# 

Copy  to  Mr.  Edison ‘ 

June  1,  1914 

With  referenoe  to  the  eraployeeT^nder  Mr.  S.  H.  Baldwin’s 
jurisdiot ion: 

Please  note  that  Mr.  Baldwin’s  Departments  consist  of: 

A-  Disc  Record  Stook  Dept. 

B-  Blue  Amherol  Record  Stook  Dept. 

0-  Blue  Amherol  Reoord  Production  Dept. 

D-  Blue  Amherol  Reoord  Raw  Material  Dept. 
E-  Disc  Record  Raw  Material  Stook  Dept. 

present  payroll. 

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Jh£e  X,  1914. 

Mr.  W.  1.  Eokert:  flf/V’ 

Please  note  that  heeltap  ljJ/ay/(June  1st)  Ur. 

Daniel  Higham  is  to  be  re  leased  fro\our  re|uJ^r|v7orkins 
and  is  hereafter  to  be  eonsidered  as  consulting  |nEineer  on 
Kinetophone  work,  and  that  ae  consulting  engines^  his  salary 
is  to  bo  $60.00  per  week,  instead  of  $.126.00  as  at  present. 

Under  this  arrangement  ar.  Higham  will  not  be  obliged 
to  report  for  work  at  our  factory.  Moratory  or  Kinetophone 
studio  at  any  partioular  time  or  o  in  any  way  take  pert  in 
the  regular  manufacturing  or  experimental  work  connected  with 
Kinetophone  apparatus,  hut  in  ease  we  want  to  confer  with 
him  in  a  consulting  eapaoity  he  is  et  dl  times  to  be  free 
to  give  us  such  advice  or  information  as  is  in  his  power;  also 
should  Higham  conduct  any  experiments  on  his  own  behalf 
or  in  any  way  make  top rev aments  on  the  present  Kinetophone 
apparatus,  we  are,  to  have  the  benefit  of  such  experiments  or 
improvements,  as  called  for  under  the  contraot  new  in  effect 
between  us. 

It  is  also  of  course  understood  that  Mr.  Higham  is 
not  to  in  any  way  become  connected  with  any  other  company 
or  give  anyone  else  the  benefit  of  his  knowledge  in  connection 
with  the  Kinetophone  or  talking  pictures. 

If  this  memorandum  is  not  clearly  understood,  please 

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(Copies  to  Messrs. (Edison)  Higham,  Hutchison) 

0.  H.  W. 

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J.,  29th  Juno,  "W* 

R.  A.  Baotonan,  Esq.,  General  Manager, 

Edison  Storage  Battery  Company, 

Orange,  Me®  Jersey- 

Bear  Mr.  Bachman: - 

It  la  with  the  deepest  regret  that  I  hereby  tender 
ny  resignation  as  Chief  Tester  of  the  Edison  Storage  Battery  Co. 

paring  the  past  seven  years,  while  In  Mr.  Edison’s 
anploy,  I  have  made  many  valuable  friends;  end  I  ®  very  reluctant 
to  sever  these  associations  which  have  meant  so  mnoh  to  me. 

In  order  to  safeguard  ny  Interests  in  the  Auto  Tire 
and  Supply  Company  of  Paterson,  1  am  obliged  to  take  control  of 
the  Company,  in  an  effort  to  pat  it  upon  a  sound  business  basis. 

Trusting  that  you  will  appreciate  my  position  and 
the  reasons  for  writing  a  letter  of  this  nature,  and  with  kind 
personal  regards  and  best  wishes  to  Mr.  Edison  and  yourself.  I 

Very  slnoerely  yours. 

July  2nd,  1914. 

RAB- 9-741 

Mr.  Edison. 

I  am  returning  herewith  copy  of  Mr.  Scholar's 
resignation  whioh  you  sent  me,  and  asked  if  I  had  a  man 
for  his  place. 

I  heg  to  inform  you  I  have  a  man  for  this  place, 
and  he  will  start  in  on  Monday.  He  has  worked  first  under 
Holland  and  then  under  Smith  in  the  Research  Department. 

He  is  very  careful  and  the  only  thing  I  am  afraid  of  he  will 
he  too  easy  with  the  hoys  under  him,  hut  I  will  watch  this 
myself  and  see  if  X  am  not  able  to  get  him  started  right. 

Soholer  has  been  working  for  you  now  about  seven 
years.  He  has  been  a  very  careful  boy  and  has  been  prompt 
on  his  job  and  been  very  reliable.  I  thought  if  not  too  much 
trouble  you  might  write  a  few  lines  for  him  as  a  recommendation; 
I  am  sure  he  would  appreciate  it.  I  always  feel  any  of  the 
boys  as  faithful  as  he  has  been  is  worthy  of  some  consideration. 
I  would  consider  it  a  favor  if  you  would  give  him  a  few  lines. 

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Regarding  the  attached  communication  from 
John  D.  Rose: 

Ber  to  state  that  his  record  card  shows  that 
he  was  discharged  for  stealing  parts.  Our  chier  v/atch- 
SL”  Sr.  Ualone,  made  a  search  of  his  rooms  and  found 
a  number  of  punchings  which  were  taken  frouiourplant . 
They  had  very  little  value  and  from  what  lean  learn, 
/as  this  case  happened  seven  years  agojtnere  was 
considerable  doubt  whether  this  man  or  his  - 

took  these  punchings.  I  believe  he  has  been  Runisbeu 
onourrh  in  any  case  and  I  have  instructed  our  employment 
clerlfto  r^employ  him  on  uonday  next  in  one  of  our 

His  address  is  #8  Charles  Street,  V/est  Orange. 

0.  Ilicolai. 

July  15,  1914 

Mr,  Op  ciylsc, 

Stewart ovillo,  H.  J. 
bear  sir: 

Ploaoe  notify  Mr,  Char  Ion  it,  ’Miller  tliat  the 
kdioon  property  hag  been  gold  to  the  How  Jersey  Zinc 
Company  and  that  hio  salary  will  oeuoe  ao  of  July  2nd, 
notice  having  been  sent  to  him  some  raonthB  ago  of  the 
negotiations  and  he  hiving  been  notified  at  tint  time 
that  hie  sorvioeo  would  not  be  required  after  the 
property  wao  transferred  to  the  Zino  Company. 

Yours  very  truly,  • 


.10/ /lie 

Mr.  H.  F.  Miller, 

Edison  laboratory. 

Orange,  H.  J,  ; 

My  dear  Harry: 

>  The  above  explainB.  itself . 

Yours  -very  .  truly ,  „ 

(  /A/y/^Tv^ - — 


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Augustus  0.  Cebmtx, 

NEW  YORK  July  30,  1914. 

^■'homas  A.  Edison,  Esg.«f 
Llewellyn  Park, 
Orange,  IT*  J. 

Dear  Sir: 

With  reference  to  some  business  matters  in  connection 


Mr.  Wm.  IC.  1.  Dickson,  now  residing  in  London,  in  which  I  am 
thinking  of  interesting  myself,  I  understand  that  Mr.  Dickson  was 
with  you  for  some  yeaxB,  and  I  would  trouble  you  to  give  me  your 
opinion  of  Mr.  Dickson's  ability  and  reliability. 

Thanking  yon  in  advance  for  the  favor  of  a  reply,  I  remain. 


Yours  very  truly, 

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Referring  to  Mr.  Bioalton.  Mr.  Plimpton  advisee  me 
he  oalled  at  the  Studio,  and  had  no  complaint  to  make  concern¬ 
ing  his  treatment,  therefore  X  do  not  think  you  will  hear  from 

In  discussing  Mr.  Ricalton's  future  work  with  Mr. 
Plimpton,  we  have  decided  he  would  make  a  capital  man  for  ui 
to  send  out  in  taking  advertising  pictures-  for  instance, 
the  contract  we  now  have  with  the  State  of  Massachusetts, 
etc.  and  the  next  time  Mr.  Plimpton  sees  Mr-  Rioalton  he 

will  endeavor  to  arrange  with  him  to  take  up  this  line  . 


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Mr.  Thomas  AT  Edison, 

West  Orange,  Me^ 

Bear  Sir: 

One  Ered.  L.  MoGahan,  inventor  and  i 
hydrogen  water-gas  and  other  domestio  gas  forming  furnaces,"  who 
has  been  operating  here  for  the  past  eighteen  months  as  a  promoter 
of  more  or  leBS  dubious  mining  propositions,  haB  been  making  oon- 
tinual  references  to  you  as  his  personal  friend,  and  also  olaims 
to  have  spent  considerable  time  with  you  aB  a  co-worker  in  various 


MoGahan's  apparent  lack  of  knowledge  of  chemistry  and 
metallurgy  inspires  the  idea  that  possibly  some  of  his  other 
olaims  may  not  be  well-founded.  Therefore?,  we  will  appreciate 
it  if  you  will  advise  us  as  to  the  truth  of  the  statements  made 
by  him  concerning  his  work  with  you  and  your  personal  friendship 
for  him.  We  will  also  appreciate  your  opinion  aB  to  his  teoh- 
nioal  ability,  and  such  further  expressions  concerning  him  as 
you  feel  at  liberty  to  make. 

Thanking  you  in  advance  for  your  oourteBy  in  this 

connection,  we  are 

Very  truly  yours. 





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September  16th,  19X4. 

Mr.  E.  J.  Berggren, 

T.  A.  Edison,  Ino. , 

My  dear  Mr.  Berggren: 

I  have  your  letter  of  September  15th  and  gave 
same  a  great  deal  of  thought.  Before  writing  you,  X  wished  to 
get  the  opinion  of  others  in  the  factory  and  the  office  as  well. 

The  boys  in  the  factory  feel  that  it  would  be 
impractical  to  run  off  their  sooial  functions  in  connection  with 
those  of  the  Phonograph  Works.  They  feel  being  so  closely 
associated  here  that  their  functions  would  appear  more  like  a 
family  circle.  If  they  took  the  T.  A.  Edison,  Inc.  with  them  it 
would  be  more  or  less  like  a  public  affair. 

There  also  appears  to  be  some  prejudice  between 
the  two  different  companies  which  probably  you  have  not  noticed. 

I  had  Messrs.  Mudd,  Bee,  Thompson  and  Leisk  give  their  opinion. 

They  naturally  agree  with  you,  the  same  as  I  do,  that  this  would 
be  the  proper  thing  to  do,  provided  we  could  get  the  proper  organi¬ 
zations  whereby  the  Edison  Storage  Battery  Co.  would  be  represented 
the  same  as  those  of  the  T.  A.  Edison,  Ino.,  towards  which  end  there 
is  no  doubt  you  are  working,  and  I  assure  you  that  I  would  give  you 
all  the  co-operation  I  possibly  oould,  and  the  boys  here  in  the  office 
naturally  would  do  all  they  oan  to  bring  this  to  a  successful  basis. 

I  was  sorry  to  learn  that  there  are  some  of  the 
people  we  purohase  from  annoyed  by  solicitation  of  the  boys  of  the 

various  oompanies.  My  understanding  is  that  the  Edison  Storage 
Battery  Company  has  ashed  solicitation  hut  one  time  which  was 
recently,  and  I  would  consider  it  a  favor  if  you  would  give  me 
an  idea  as  to  who  these  people  were  that  put  up  this  holler. 

The  Edison  Storage  Battery  Co.  is  called  upon  to  donate  to  a 
large  number  of  societies  during  the  year  to  all  sorts  of  enter¬ 
tainments,  dances,  picnics,  raffleB  and  many  other  functions.  We 
naturally  do  not  like  the  way  we  are  called  upon,  hut  this  seems 
to  he  a  universal  thing,  and  for  the  amount  of  purchases  the  Edison 
companies  do  during  the  year  they  must  he  small  dealers  who  are 
rather  finnioky  and  short-sighted. 

Assuring  you  I  will  he  glad  to  co-operate  with  you  in 
amalgamating  the  various  organizations. 

Yours  very  respectfully, 

'  V.  P.  &  Gen.  Manager. 

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West  Orange, 

Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison 
Llewellyn  Part, 

<sJL*  sa**** 

DMr  Rir;- 

Having  -learned  that  you  are  oodi 
sumers  of  refined  phenol  in  your  works  and  « 
has  been  curtailed  by  the  Erupean  disturbances  ,  . 
doubt  in  a  predicament  to  forseo  a  future  supply.  There 
v/ ill  be  an  indefinite  shortage  of  this  particular  ooal  tar 
produot  in  the  future  on  account  of  tho  exceedingly  small 
production  in  this  country  of  the  so  called  light  oils  non 
which  crystal  carbolic  is  derived,  the  entire  dependence  be¬ 
ing  placed  on  foreign  resources. 

These  conditions  prevailing,  you  may  according 
to  all  probabilities  anticipate  refining  the  crude  acid  in 
your  own  laboratories  or  possibly  manufacture  this  product 
synthetically.  ,  ,  , 

Having  had  many  years  of  experience  in  this 
line  with  the  only  coal  tar  products  refiners  in  this  coun¬ 
try,  I  have  made  extensive  and  .-.ucce  sful  experiment 
synthetic  production  and 

>  further 

syntnatiu  □rmiuH.m  _ _ not  hesitate  to  say,  have  come 

in  contact  with  almost  every  method  of  recovery  of  carbolic 
acid  as  well  as  refining  of  this  oheraioal  and  having  this 
experience  I  feel  it  would  be  interesting  to  you  t"  ■p"”rr’e 
go  into  details. 

Should  you  be  interested  in  this  matti 
disoussion,  it  will  at  any  time  be  convenient  for  me  to  see 
you  in  your  laboratory.  Being  a  resident  of  West  Orange 
for  years  it  will  be  no  trouble  for  me  to  stop  in  td  see 
you  any  time  you  may  set  forth  to  oonverse  over  this  prob¬ 
lem  with  more  scrutiny.  Should  it  t.en  be  your  pleasure  and 
so  desire  to  entertain  these  developments,  I  would  be  wii  .tug 
to  accept  a  position  at  your  works  on  a  salary  basis  or  at  what¬ 
ever  agreement  we  may  arrive. 

A7raiting  your  reply,  I  am. 

Very  respectfully. 


Coning  from  Brazil',1  where  J  have  been  Chief-  manager  of  the 
Bergmann-  Eledtrioal-  Werka-  agency:  Hearn.  Schmidt';1'  Treat  *  Co.1?  J 
had  the  intention  to  ge  hack  to  Berlin  hut  can't  de  that  en  aceeunt  tof 
the  war.  J  think  J  wouldn't'  come  out  with  my  38  yeare  of  heeing  a  war- 
priaener  ?-like  Mr.  Bergmann? —  and  ae  J  have  to  leek  for  any  employ¬ 
ment  here  irnjthe  United  Statea. 

Unfortunately, in  thia  unforeaeen  aooident,  J  have  ne  lettera  ef 
reeenmendatien  and  am  net  able  to  get  acme  now?  er  from  Mr.  Bergmann 
or  Mr.  Hleeink  and  aa  it  aeend?  that  the  war  haa  alao  a  weekening  in¬ 
fluence  on  the  huainesa  here,  J  find  it  aomo  difficult  to  get  the  pe- 
aition  J  want. 

So  J  oome  to  aak  you1,1  if  there* a  net  any  vawanoy  in  your  labora- 
toriea  or  if  you  oan  help  me  perhapa  to  got  ajplaoe  in  any  ef  the  oom- 
panioa  rolationod  with  you.1 

My  oxporioncoa  of  ton  yoara  with  Siomona  and  Bergmann  makoa  mo 
able  to  enter  any  poaition, and  the  aoparato  loaf;1  J  aond  with  thia 
letter, contain*  son*  infornationa  about  the  work  ,J  did  before. 

J  an,'  however,  ready,1  to  givo  any  noro  particular  a  wanted. 

J  hope  To  have  a  favourable  anowor  and  am,1  dear  Sir1;*  your  thank¬ 

fully  and  neat  att,: 



Construction  and  calculation  of  controllers  for  cranes  bridges. 
Hauling  plants,  rolling  nills.benzino-cleotrio  motor  Hoots, lifting 
and  separating  magneto, elevators  eto. -resistances  generally. 

Oporoting  of  all  these  apparatus  at  Duisburg  Industry-Centre. 
Equipments  for  paper-mills, cotton-printing, weaving  and  spinning- 


Complete  light  and  power  installations  for  big  fabric-  establish¬ 
ments  and  ware-  houses. and  govt.-buildga.  at  berlin  and  Posen. 

Ilydro-electric-power-plantB  and  all  lcind  of  little  Industry- 
plants  and  outside-illumination  of  ezhibition  buildings  at  Rio  de  Ja¬ 

Short  time:  Telefunken  and  Motor-  Dept. 


Mining  and  paper-mill -equipments.  Complete  Central-Stations, with 
looomobils,  gas-,  and  Diesel-  engines  and  steam-  turbins, Ventilating. 
Loading  engineer  of  the  construction  of  the  big  Control-stationon  the 
Kaiser-  Wilholm-Kanal  BrunsbRttelkoog  andmore  smaller  plants  at  Kiel. 

General-  manager  of  the  whole  machine-deportment.  Hydro-eleotrio 
power  plants,  brewery-  equipments, eleotrio  railways, and  all  kinds  of 
big  and  small  manufacturing-  plants. 


Chief-  engineer  of  the  Foreign-  Dept. 

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Thomas  A.  Edison,  Esq. 
Edison  Laboratory, 
Orange,  New  Jersey- 

Lear  Ur.  Edison: 

East  Orange,  N.  J. ,  November  5,1914 

Since  leaving  your  employ  some  years  ago,  I  have 
often  been  tempted  to  ask  you  to  grant  me  an  interview,  in  order  that 
I  might  bring  to  your  attention  certain  faots  of  which  you  were  un¬ 
aware  at  the  time  of  my  leaving.  I,  however,  hesitated  in  aBking  for 
an  interview  as  I  knew  you  naturally  felt  incensed  at  my  apparent  in¬ 
gratitude,  and  justly  so.  As  a  consequence  the  months  grew  into  years, 
but  at  this  late  day  I  should  like  to  present  to  you  the  true  facts  which 
led  up  to  our  disagreement. 

The  third  party  at  our  final  meeting  simply  used  me 
as  a  "scapegoat",  and  although  he  knew  very  well  that  I  was  not  remun¬ 
erated  for  my  servioes  to  the  extent  that  you  were  led  to  believe,  he 
was  contented  to  stand  by  and  not  offer  a  word  of  explanation  to  you 
in  my  behalf.  ,  , 

While  I  shall  mot  attempt  to  justify  my  conduct  at 
the  meeting  referred  to, I  certainly  deserved  the  rebuke  administered, 
yet  I  should  like  to  talk  over  the  matter  with  you,  knowing  as  I  do 
your  fine  sense  of  justioe  and  your  desire  to  give  every  man  a  square 

After  recovering  from  a  long  illness,  which  inca¬ 
pacitated  me  for  work  for  several  years,  I  went  into  the  Sheet  Metal 
business  and  continued  as  Secretary  and  Treasurer  for  a  period  of  five 
years.  This  business  was  discontinued  April  1st  on  account  of  ruinous 
competition  with  the  Steel  Trust. 

I  am  at  present  disengaged,  and  having  been  taught 
a  pretty  severe  lesson,  I  should  like  to  egain  enter  the  ,!Edison  fold  . 

Being  thoroughly  conversant  with  every  detail  of  ac¬ 
counting,  foreign  trade,  etc.,  I  am  sure,  if  you  will  give  me  the  op¬ 
portunity,  that  I  can  render  good  service. 

Some  time  ago,  in  a  conversation  had  with  my  brother 
Walter,  I  learned  that  on  account  of  conditions  abroe'd,  he  was  over¬ 
whelmed  with  work  and  had  conferred  with  Mr.  Wilson  in  reference  to 
getting  a  competent  man  to  assist  him.  I  should  be  very  glad  to  assist 
him  if  you  have  no  objection  to  my  seeing  Mr.  Wilson  and  my  brother 
about  it,  and  in  view  of  existing  business  conditions,  I  am  seeking 
but  a  modest  recompense  for  my  services. 

Trusting  X  may  hear  from  you  In  reference  to  the  matters 
mentioned  above,  and  thanking  you  In  advance  for  any  courtesies  you 
may  extend,  I  am. 


141  West  70th  Street,  '  Hew  York  City. 

November  11,  1S14. 

Kr.  Thomas  A. Edison,  West  Orange,  ii.J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  would  like  to  apply  for  employment  in  the  Edison 
laboratory.  I  am  a  graduate  of  the  Electrical  Engineering 
Department  of  Columbia  University,  class  of  1514,  and  have 
had  no  experience  except  five  weeks  of  shop  inspection  in  the 
Mew  York  factory  of  the  Western  Electric  Co.  ,bu.u  would 
appreciate  an  opportunity  of  doing  laboratory  work.  I  am 
twenty  five  years  old  .  Hoping  to  hear  from  you  upon  this 
matter,  I  am 

Yours  very  trul^,  ^  Qjd Loc5k. 

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November  25th,  1914. 

Dear  Mr.  Edison: 

Mr.  Savllle's  resignation  is  a  surprise  to  me. 

Vrorn  all  appearances  he  was  happy  and  contented.  I  am  sending 
you  herewith  a  request  for  100  business  cards  as  per  attached 
sketch,  which  X  have  asked  to  have  changed.  This  may  possibly 
be  the  reason  for  resigning.  His  business  card  was  to  read  "Chief 
of  Research  Department."  I  noted  on  the  bottom  that  Mr.  Edison 
was’  Chief  of  all  Research  work  and  Seville  was  chief  of  Testing 
Department . 

About  three  weeks  ago  Saville  came  to  my  office  and 
expressed  himself  that  he  was  under  the  impression  he  was  not  doing 
his  work  according  to  my  wishes  and  that  X  was  displeased  with  him. 

I  asked  him  what  his  reasons  were  for  having  this  feeling  but  he 
could  not  give  any,  but  I  told  him  I  had  absolutely  no  thought  of 
him  displeasing  me,  that  he  was  working  more  or  less  \inder  Mr. 

Edison  and  I  was  very  much  in  favor  of  giving  him  full  charge  of  the 
testing  room  and  thought  he  would  make  good,  as  his  test  table  was 
the  best  we  ever  had,  and  I  thought  he  knew  his  business. 

His  statement  that  I  opposed  his  appointment  here  in 
the  testing  room  is  entirely  false;  he  has  no  foundation  for  this 
whatsoever.  As  a  matter  of  fact,  you  know  from  the  correspondence 
that  you  and  I  had  this  is  untrue.  The  only  other  happenings  here 
was  when  he  asked  me  for  more  money  the  other  day,  of  which  I  have 
already  informed  you.  I  told  him  the  time  to  ask  for  more  money 
was  when  he  had  the  department  in  ship-shape  and  could  bring  Mr. 
Edison  over  and  show  It  to  him,  then  is  the  time  to  show  Mr.  Edison 
that  he  has  really  made  good. 

Two  weeks  ago  he  informed  me  he  had  a  telegram  to  come 
to  Boston  at  once  and  wanted  to  know  if  he  could  be  off  for  two  days, 
and  I  told  him  yea  it  would  be  all  right,  but  to  see  that  the  men 
under  him  were  properly  instructed  so  there  would  be  no  mistakes  made 
while  he  was  away.  This  may  be  why  he  has  resigned;  probably  he  was 
offered  another  position  in  Boston.  I  can  see  no  other  reason,  as 
he  was  treated  all  right.  I  have  increased  the  salaries  of  the  men 
he  recommended  and  also  0*  X1 d  any  discharges  he  made  and  also  0#X*d 
new  men  he  put  to  work.  He  had  absolutely  no  obstacles  in  his  way. 

I  would  like  to  have  you  send  for  Saville  and  have  him 
read  this  letter  and  see  if  it  is  not  just  as  I  state.  My  impression 
of  the  whole  situation  is  he  has  already  represented  himself  as  Chief 
of  Research  work.  On  account  of  my  memorandum  whioh  X  am  attaching 
hereto  he  is  not  allowed  to  use  this  title.  Am  I  correct  when  I  say 
this  is  but  a  testing  room?  I  understand  we  are  not  developing 
anything  new  there. 


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1.  Halate ,  oa  nearly  as  yon  can  remember: 

(a)  Ah out  what  year  was  the  phonograph  invented  and  hy 

fb)  What  suggested  the  Idas  to  him? 

(c)  Otx  what  hind,  of  substance  dia  ha  make  tha  first  raoo^d? 

(d)  Why  did  ha  decide  to  usa  the  Cylinder  form  of  rocords 
for  tha  oonraerolul  phonographs? 

S.  Why  do  dealers  and  Jobbers  prefer  tha  disc  to  tha 
Cylinder  form  of  record? 

3.  Prom  what  material  is  the  present  Sdism  Disc  record 

4.  Why  is  it  hotter  than  the  material  used  by  othor  man¬ 

54  \rtmt  is  the  difference  between  the  Sdison  and  the 
Berliner  cuts  on  the  wax  master  record? 

6.  Why  is  it  that  tha  Sdison  reoord  has  so  nnxoh  lass 
"surface"  than  any  othar  make  of  record? 

7.  Describe  why  the  ?dison  Disc  does  not  wear  out  as  quickly 
as  othar  malms. 

8.  Why  docs  the  Sdison  10"  record  play  longer  than  othar 
EBnufacturers’  12"  reoords? 

9.  By  what  trade  name  will  you  call 
fa)  The  Sdison  Disc  reoord 

(b)  The  Sdison  Disc  Machine. 

•10.  Why  is  tha  saison  rooord  thioker  than  othar  makes? 

11.  Is  it  fragile? 

IB.  What  are  the  trade  names  of  the  various  disc  machines, 
and  what  stock  f inlshe s  may  bo  obtained? 

13.  What  is  the  difference  hotwean  tha  various  types? 

14.  What  is  "defective  regulation"  and  how  do  you  detect 

15.  What  eousos  defective  regulation? 

16.  How  do  you  remove  these  causes? 


IV.  What  are  tho  causes  of  motor  noise,  andhow  detected  and 

18.  How  do  you  set  the  automatic  stop? 

19.  How  do  youadjust  the  height  of  the  reproducer  arm? 

20.  What  is  corrcot  position  of  tho  limit  pin  on  repro¬ 
ducer  while  reproduoor  ia  ''ploying"  a  record? 

21.  If  the  limit  pin  mores  to  the  right  when  playing,  how 
would  you  correct  tho  trouble? 

22.  At  what  spaed  3hould  maohino  run,  and  why? 

23.  Ha?  do  you  count  the  revolutions? 

24.  How,  when  and  w  ho  re  should  aaohino  he  oiled,  and  what 
hind  of  oil  do  wo  recommend? 

£5.  Explain  in  detail  the  preoeduro  of  playing  a  record. 

26.  What  is  the  function  of  the  mute? 

27.  What  instructions  hare  you  in  respect  to  defective 

28.  Prom  whom  do  you  go-  laboratory  or  E?  A.  3.  Inc? 

29.  Are  you  expectod  to  sell  any  goods? 

30.  Hama  some  of  our  grand  opera  singers. 

31.  How  would  you  answer  the  argument  tint  Caruso,  At. 
ol.  do  not  sing  for  eta? 

22.  How  would  you  answer  the  argument  that  Edison  does  not 
make  a  cheap  disc  machine? 

33.  Dasorihe  in  detail  Mr.  Edison’s  connection  with  the 
seleotion,  innpootion  and  manufacture  of  the  records  and 

Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Equipment  and  Supplies  (E-14-39) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  pertaining 
to  the  purchase,  operation,  and  disposition  of  equipment  and  supplies  for  the 
West  Orange  laboratory  and  other  Edison  concerns.  Several  documents  are 
written  by  Edison  or  bear  his  marginalia.  One  item  contains  a  comment  by 
Edison  about  the  performance  of  his  Carrier  air  conditioner.  The 
correspondents  include  industrialist  Richard  M.  Colgate,  chief  engineer  Miller 
Reese  Hutchison,  consulting  chemist  A.  E.  Nienstadt,  and  representatives  of 
Steinway  &  Sons,  the  piano  manufacturers. 

Less  than  5  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  selected.  The 
unselected  material  consists  primarily  of  unsolicited  correspondence  from 
vendors  and  suppliers  and  routine  documents  concerning  the  settlement  of 


your  Companies 

Dear  Hr.  Edison: 

Our  man  who  is  assigned 
reports  a  rumor  that  you  will  need  500  K . W ■  additional  pov.e: 
in  the  Phonograph  Works  about  I.Iay  1st ,  although  we  have  'had 


no  invitation  to  submit  specifications  and  figures  on  a  suit¬ 

able  motor  generator  set  and  accessories. 

You  may  be  aware  that  a  machine  of  this  size 
is  not  carried  in  stock,  and  even  if  work  was  started  immediate¬ 
ly  there  would  hardly  be  sufficient  time  to  complete  it  before 
the  first  of  I.ley.  Ko  doubt  the  addition  of  a  unit  of  this  size 
to  your  present  plant  will  require  careful  study  and  engineer¬ 
ing  and  if  this  is  hurriod  the  minor  details  may  be  ovor-looked 

and  annoyances  may  follow. 

We  trust  you  appreciate  that  wo  are  bringing 
this  matter  to  your  attention  with  the  sole  desire  to  serve 
your  interests. 

Yours  very  truly, 

TB/B.  district  manager . 

uiting  Chemist 

ERSEY  CITY  4226  W. 


Mr.  Wm.  H.  Meadowcroft, 

c/o  The  Edison  Laboratory 

Orange ,  H.  J . 

Dear  Ur.  Meadowcroft : - 

I  received  your  favor  of  Jan.  28th,  and  feel 
very  sorry  that  you  cannot  send  me  a  good  result  about  ny  "Hon  Slip 
Compound " . 

By  some  unaccountable  mistake  in  manufacturing  the  material 
the  laboratory  did  not  receive  the  right  preparation  and  I  polite¬ 
ly  ask  you  to  allow  me  to  send  you  free  of  charge  a  new  compound, 
which  will  not  peel  off  any  more  and  which  will  give  satisfactory 
results . 

This  new  waterproof  material  has  been  proven  in  factories 
where  pulleys  have  to  rim  4-5000  revolutions  per  minute  and  the 
Compound  stands  the  hard  test  excellent. 

Hoping  that  you  excuse  the  error  and  that  you  will  give 
me  the  chance  to  make  mistakes  good  again,  I  remain, 

Yours  very  truly, 

Abbe  Engineering  Company 

Referring  to  the  tests  which  were  on  one  ox  c 
mills  some  time  a~o,  wish  to  say  that  we  have  heea  tl 
1  over  and  have  come  to  the  oo  nclnsion  that  a  stoel  3a: 
t’i  chilled  iron  halls  instead  of  flint  nobbles  would  ; 

Astho  writer  rememhers  it,  one  ofvlhe  objections 
las  the  chipping  of  the  lining  and  flint  pebbles,  and  • 
•  iac;  that  the  pebbles  instead  of  grinding  and  mixing  t: 
.al“seemed  powdefi:  fff  th^pJwe^,, , ,  — 

steel  3all  mill  e^uip^ 
s  would  give  you  J&tf* 

11,  we  feel  sure" will  overcome  the  objeotiox 
io  chipoihg  of  the  lining,  and  also,  the  fibi 
and  mixed  with  the  bulan&e"'  of  the  material. 

We  have  a  5‘  diameter  by  4'  long  s-tpSl  Ball  mill  in  stool*:,  and  - 
it  has  occurred  to  us  that  you  might  he  in  afcosition  to  give  this  mach¬ 
ine  a  trial,  and  with  thiE  in  view  the  writerNwJ^Led  at  your  plant  this 
morning,  but  found  that  you  were  extremely  busy  ufflKwe  are  therefore  writ¬ 
ing  to  you  and  beg  to  inquire  whether  you  would  install  this  machine  and 
if  same  does  not  prove  satisfactory  to  yourself^tCfcurn  it  to  us. 

We  would  be  very  glad  to  have  a  representative  call  on  you  and 
give  you  further  details  of  this  machine,  and  W  hope  to  have  the  pleas¬ 
ure  of  hearing  from  you  as  soon  as  possible  as  fle-may  have  a  sale  for 
this  at  any  timo. 

.waiting  your  reply  with  intei 

Yours  very  truly, 


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Thomas  A.  Edison,  Laboratory, 

Orange,  H 

We  would  be  interested 

as  yet  completed  your  experiments  with  Oasein,  sample  of 
which  we  had  the  pleasure  of  submitting  to  you  some  tims 
ago.  Will  you  kindly  advise  whether  you  found  the  grade 
sent  you  answered  your  requirements,  and  if  we  may  antici¬ 
pate  being  favored  with  your  orders. 

Thanking  you  in  advance  for  the  favor  of  an  early 
reply,  we  are, 

Yours  very  truly, 

/(,  *  -/  U{  / 

id  to^knov;  whether  you'  have  / 
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April  20,  VfyA. 

Thomas  Edison  Laboratory, 

Orange,  N.J, 


We  understand  that  you  have  in  operation  on: 
or  more  air  washers  built  by  the  Carrier  Air  Conditio! 
Company.  If  it  is  not  asking  too  much,  "e  would  like-- 
have  a  statement  from  you  of  the  manner  *n 
washers  have  stood  up  in  your  service  and  an  expression, 
aB  to  whether  or  not  you  consider  them  entirely  sa  i, 
factory.  “A 

We  are  particularly  interested  in  applying 
frigeration  to  air  by  means  of  a  spray  of  this  kind, 
if  your  apparatus  is  equipped  with  refrigeration,  we 
would  like  to  know  how  near  the  sprays  are  able  to  bring  I 
the  temperature  of  the  air  to  the  temperature  of  the 
water  leaving  the  washer.  .,»/ 

Any  information  you  may  see  fit  to  give 
this  connection  will  be  greatly  appreciated. 

Yours  truly, 





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Cable  Address:  Kttpsteln  Newyork 

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tou  desire  .  Aa  a  ma/ttjer  of  fact ,  .  aim 

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if  they  did  find  a  parcel  p£-Wa* ,  which 
.  it  would  he  quite  litrfgSEhlfir 

ia  one  of  the  drawbacks 

10  similar  lot  could  he  : 
i.  Palm  Wax,  and  it  ia  on 

,Vny  the  wax  is  not  morn  popular. 
Regretting  thn  circumstances , 



«,  *.«  Wtot.  f  w  t'»t  »•  «»  «•»  **  fOT  !’°"- 

■Jo  .XfOOt  to  lnfom  S-oti  if  »»0”t  t»..  »••>»  «'• 
of  the  ror.ult  of  our  efforts. 

Jn  tho  "ibbtotMIo,  vie  thank  y™  for  5  H  opportunity, 

and  .always  at  your  BorvJoa,  vie  regain 

Yours  very  truly 

T.  Shriver  &  Co. 




Thoma'8 '  A .  Edison,  Ino..  I  J  ^  Uvn«  •** 

0r^ge* H-  J-  Xt—irT TI  iu. 

Gentlemen:  ^ 

Please  send  us,  Dy  return  mil,  your  ohe<|k  for  $3121.15  - 

which  is  now  past  due  and  gr^tg 
tjw)  a>U.'-«A'hv.UL#  -cu  Id 

un.  Im  \»<^\  u>^A  Jr  la 

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T.  SHRIVEITOO.  ,  '  (J 


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Hy  dear  Mr. .Edison:-  ^ 

At  the  request  of  my  nephew,  Mortimer  Silverman 
of  Pittsburgh,  who  has  had  considerable  experience  in  the  use 
of  oils  for  mechanical  and  other  appliances,  1  am  sending  you 
two  bottles  of  oil, by  Parcel  Post, produced  by 'him  called  llovoil 

He  is  desirous  of  Knowing  the  relative  merit  of 
this  oil,  particularly  as  applied  in  the  use. of  talking  machine 
as  compared  with  "Three  in  One"  oil,  which  he  is  advised  you 

I  can  assure  you  that  no  public  use  whatsoever 
will  be  made  of  any  statement  that  you  may  make  to  me  in  this 
connection  and  in  the  event  of  the  oil  being  of. any  value  ther 
will  be  no  difficulty  in  having  my  nephew  see  you  or  your  repre 
sentative  at  such  time  and  place  as  you  may  designate. 

With  personal  regards,  I  t 


107-109  EAST  14.™  STREET 

November  23rd,  191M-. 

Hr.  Meadowcroft, 

Edison  Laboratory, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Lear  Sir:- 

Will  you  be  good  enough  to  let  us  know  whether 
Hr.  Edison  is  inclined  to  consider  the  purchase  of  one  of 
our  pianos  now.  This  matter  was  mentioned  at  the  time  we 
took  one  of  your  pianos  to  our  factory  for  repairs,-  hence 
our  inquiry. 

Thanking  you  in  anticipation  of  your  reply. 

Very  truly  yours, 



bkc/rwe  S  f 



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Cincinnati,  Ohio. 

telegram  sent  you,  via  WeBterti  Union,  today: 



‘lift-  ya.4.*.  ( 

Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 
West  Orange, 

December  21,  1314.  4^ 

ve  your  Ur.  v  Ufa 

red  in  regard  ^  j, 

t  last  Saturday.  / JK  tr 
•chaser,  Ur.  YVJ  Jj 

st  once  with  you  v 

X  am  sorry  I  could  not  give  your  Ur.  ^ 
Meadowcrc ft  the  information  he  desired  in  regard  / 

to  Caustic  Dime  when  he  asked  for  it  last  Saturday. 

X  have,  however,  instructed  our  Purchaser  Ur. 

Walter  T.  Hathaway,  to  communicate;  at  once  with  you  ^ 

this  morning,  and  give  all  informat  ion  desired,  as  . 

regards  prlfes.  freight  and  “ther  particulars.  I 
hope  that  the  information  may  be  of  use  to  you.  V 

I  am  more  than  pleased  to  be  of  any  assistance 
.  --c  and  if  there  is  any  information  along  other 

t^f^tch  you  -y  desire!  do  not  hesitate  to  call  upon 

me*  With  best  wishes  for  the  speedy  replacement  of 

your  factory,  believe  me,  as  ever, 

Yours  vsry  sincerely, 

Dec  22/, 


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To  Mr.  Thomas  Edison 

We  thank  you  for  your  Inquiry,  and  we  are  sending 
you  under  separate  cover  our  general  catalog. 

Although  the  advantages  can  he  seen  at  a  glance, 
v;e  would  like  to  call  your  attention  to  what  we  consider 
the  two  principal  features;  first,  it  saves  the  time  of 
the  high  priced  executives,  as  all  information  can  he  ob¬ 
tained  at  a  glance,  or  hy  simply  flexing  the  cards;  second, 
the  special  value  of  our  system  is  that  90#  of  the  filing 
errors  are  eliminated,  as  a  mis-filed  card  is  immediately 
located,  while  in  the  old  drawer  system  a  mis-filed  card 
is  lost  and  necessitates  fumbling  through  each  card  in  the 
index  to  locate  the  error. 

C-.  £&■  /Cc 



Mantius  Continuous  Causticizing  Apparatus 

Capacity  from  5  to  100  tons  NaOH  daily. 

Liquids  are  causticized  under  pressure  and 
settled  in  one  continuous  operation. 

Work  done  with  highest  efficiency  at 
densities  up  to  20°  Be.,  reducing  amount 
of  evaporation  greatly. 

Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Exhibitions  (E-14-40) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to 
Edison's  involvement  in  exhibitions,  trade  shows,  anniversary  celebrations, 
and  meetings  of  electrical  and  other  industries.  Included  are  references  to  the 
Internationale  Kinoindustrie  Ausstellung  in  Budapest,  Hungary.  Edison  agreed 
to  become  honorary  president  of  the  exhibition  one  month  before  the  outbreak 
of  World  War  I.  There  are  also  items  pertaining  to  the  Panama-Pacific 
International  Exposition  in  San  Francisco  and  the  Cleveland  Electrical 
Exposition.  The  correspondents  include  Edison  associates  Thomas  Graf  and 
J.  M.  Hill,  as  well  as  Charles  C.  Moore,  president  of  the  Panama  Pacific 

Approximately  10  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  selected, 
including  all  items  written  by  Edison  or  bearing  substantive  marginalia  by  him. 

Orszagos  Magyar  Mozgokepipari  Egyesulet 


BUDAPEST,  191  4.{ . 

.  .  ;  .  VIII.,  Rdlc6czl-ut  59 

Hereby  we  beg  to  inform  you  that 

the  above  named  Association  of  Hungarian  Industrials 
of  Cinematography  arranges  hand  in  hand  with  the 
Union  of  Movingpicture-theater  Proprietors  of  Hungary 
an  International  Exhibition  of  Cinematography.  - 

This  exhibition  will  be  held  in 
Budapest  during  the  coming  autumn-months,  and  stands 
under  the  high  protectorate  of  His  Imperial  and 
Koyal  Highness  Archduke  Joseph,  and  is  further 
countenanced  by  the  ftoyal  Hungarian  Government  as 
well  as  by  other  official  authorities.-  The  intense 
interest  which  the  idea  of  this'  international  show 
•met  with  in  foreign  Countries  and  other  happy 
auspices  lead  us  to  hope  that  our  Exhibition  will 
prove  a  great  success  and  an  imposing  manifestation 
of  Cinematography. - 

But  where  the  successes  of  Electro- 


and  for  ever  memorable  merits  in  the  modern  develop¬ 
ment  of  the  Electrotechnio  and  of  all  those  marvels 
of  technic  which  he  bestowed  upon  the  world. - 

'Ye  Hungarians  shall  always  be 
proud  at  the  recollection  of  the  proofs  of  sympathy 
which  you  were  good  enough  to  give  11s  when  in  Bu¬ 
dapest,  and  this  emboldens  us  to  hope  that  you  will 
permit  us  to  honour  our  cause  by  electing  you 
President  of  Honour  of  the  International  Exhibition 
of  Cinematography. - 

May  we  therefore  again  request 
you  to  deign  accepting  the  Presidentship  offered 
you  hereby  respectfully,  and  assure  you  that  a 
favourable  decision  of  yours  in  this  direction 
would  fill  the  professionals  of  Cinematography, 
especially  in  Hungary  with  pride  and  gratitude. - 

A  kind  and  agreeable  answer  will 

greatly  obli'ge 

Yours  very  truly 


May  5,  19 14. 

*•  ““L.  regard  to  letter  ol  the  proposed  " 

Ki„eS*tographB*hititio»  to  1*  *old  this  •»"«'"  * 

Budapest ,  ,  do  not  so.  any  — — *  r- 
the  honorary  pr.sidonoy  of  that  Munition.  “never, 
prefer  to  i.tuir.  firs.  i««  the  personalities  of  the  P™«* 
of  said  Exhibition  and  its  finanoial  taokine.  I  uouia  s«s6 
Z  v/rlting  the.  that  yen  are  not  disinolined  to  ao  o.p  -  *.« 

P  a,  instruoted  to  first  ineuir.  into  a  fe,  P=i««.  -ai 
M1  do  on  a  visit  to  Budapeat  the  end  of  this  »»nth  or  oar 
next  month,  when  X  shall  have  to  go  there  on  other  Business. 

Hay  14th,  1914, 


VIII.,  B&kficzi-ut  59, 

Budapest,  Hungary. 

Dear  Sir:- 

1  have  boon  directed  by  Ur,  Edison  to  acknowledge  reoeirt  of 
your  letter  of  the  17th  ult„  end  to  advise  you  that  Hr.  Edison  is 
not  disinclined  to  accept,  but  before  deciding,  he  wishes  to  inquire 
into  a  few  points  throu^i  Hr.  Thorns  Orof,  Berlin,  vdio  is  at  present 
here,  and  who  will  call  on  you  soon  nfter  his  arrival  in  Europe 
towards  the  end  of  this,  or  beginning  of  next  month. 

Yours  very  truly. 

that  Mr.  Charles  F.  Brush  will  deliver  a  brief 
address  as  part  of  the  opening  ceremonies. 

Thanking  you  for  your  kindness  in 
helping  with  the  arrangements,  1  am. 

WGB/MO  Manager 


WHAT  T,IC  ClcV!laud  ?*ecIrical  Exposition, 
in  the  United  States  in  1914. 

WHFFF  T1,e  Co,‘*e,Jin*  enhanced  by  a 
VV  IlijilJj  decorating  and  lighting  scheme 
of  unrivaled  beauty. 

WT-TFN  May  20  to  30  i,,clu8ivc’  excc»,tinB 

»  XI  LjI'H  Sunday,  May  24;  opening  at  seven 
p.m.,  May  20,  on  the  following  days  from  11:00  n.m. 
to  10:30  p.m. 

.»f  the  Sixth  City. 

WTTV  T1,e  mn‘n  I>urPosca  «l"  the  exposition 
"  XXX  arc;  «J»0  cJuaiic  the  community  as  to 

trial  power,  and  general  household  use;  to  show 
the  variety  and  scope  of  time  ami  labor-saving  de¬ 
vices  operated  by  electricity;  to  oiler  the  people  of 
Cleveland  and  vicinity  an  entertainment  of  great 
beauty  utid  broad  educational  value;  to  encourage 
more  people  to  use  electricity;  to  encourage  users 
of  electricity  to  use  more  appliances,  and  to  advance 
the  general  interests  of  the  electrical  trade. 



For  further  information 

Wm.  Ganson  Rose,  Mgr. 
709  Illuminating  Building 


The  Coliseum 

Wednesday  Evening,  May  Twentieth 

Nineteen  Hundred  and  Fourteen 

Music  Exposition  Orchestra 

Invocation  Rev.  A.  B.  Meldrum 

Pastor,  Old  Stone  Church 

Address  President  Geo.  S.  Milner 

Electrical  League  of  Cleveland 

Address  Mr.  Chas.  F.  Brush 

Benediction  Mons.  Thos.  C.  O’Reilly,  D.  D. 
"Lights  On”  Mr.  Thos.  A.  Edison 
“Electra'(Rich)  Exposition  Orchestra 

joAUyr  4o—&*. 


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M.R.  Hutchison,  E.E.Ph.D. 
Chief  Engineer 

19,  1914. 

Hr.  R.  Rogers , 
Commissioner  of  Education, 
Philadelphia,  Fa. 

Dear  Sir:- 

The  following  is  confirmation  of 
telegram  sent  you  today,  via  Western  Union: 




Ab  the  above  is  self-explanatory, 
further  words  would  he  superfluous. 

Yours  very  truly, 



November  9th,  1914 

A.  Bdiscn:- 

ln  regard  to  consider ing  showing  the 
Eaison  Battery  at  the  Panama  Pacific  Exposition  in  the 
Transportation  Building.  This  ia  the  subject  that 
Sl  -j  u.  Hill  brought  up.  The  apace  that  Mr.  Hill 

5^i«S  SfflS'SSt?  irfe“ptr%arePfo?;  ” 


_  •  wA  abould  eet  a  young  man  who  ia  oapaol©  oi 

talking  Edison  Batteries  and  spending  all  his  time  at 

ss>~  s  ssvssi 

iS  ”ii  s  5S  rsjfftS’S.TS.w- 

whyMr.  Gutting  oouldn't  break  in  a  local  man,  this 
^expense  we  would  not  have  to  carry. 

This  with  other  running  ex?ense 

•°«  s’ss.fvs.ts  s£feiT^?«  t~>-, 1 

S4id*w  «*.Sl? Si  .  V.r,  4»J  -.Wit  ««•  *»•  •« 

months  at  a  total  expense  of  $5,000. 

This  space  would  be  sufficiently  lofse 
enough  if  Mr.  Pord  wished  for  us  to  show  the  Pord  Edison 





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Hovembor  32  th,-  1914.. 

Hr;;:  J.,H.  Hill, 
Hy  dear  J*  M: 

i  memorandum 

Just  had  a  talk  v/ith  Hr.  Edison, 
which  I  wots  him  he  makas  the. -.foil owing 

//  1  .  "Bee-1  am  inclined  to  make  exhibit 

4t''i  m  afraid  I  willbe  thrown  down  as  usual  and  get  a 
■toaok  eye  in  the  regular  rotten  business  method  way-Edienn. 

!"U  •  I  told  Hr. 'Edison  1  was  going  to 

'Upeak  to  Mr^  Eord  about  exhibiting  eleotrics  end  he 
/  Jas  pleased.  I  will  wire  him  what  Hr.  Eord  says. 

V  l  you  better  oome  over  now  and  see 

/  liim  through  Hr.  Head owor oft. 


I  'fit  A 

Eours  very  truly. 




I  NY  H»NlORANGE,  N.  J. 

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Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Family  (E-14-41) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to 
Edison's  family.  The  items  for  1914  pertain  primarily  to  the  marriage  of 
Edison’s  daughter  Madeleine  to  John  Eyre  Sloane.  Included  are  numerous 
letters,  draft  newspaper  articles,  and  memoranda  by  Edison's  personal 
assistant  William  H.  Meadowcroft,  who  handled  the  wedding  arrangements. 
Also  included  are  letters  requesting  information  about  Edison's  daughter 
Marion,  who  was  living  in  Germany  with  her  husband  Major  Oscar  Oeser 
when  war  broke  out  in  Europe.  In  addition,  there  are  letters  by  Edison's  sons 
Thomas  Jr.,  William,  and  Charles;  brother-in-law  Charles  F.  Stilwell;  cousin 
Nancy  Elizabeth  Wadsworth;  and  nieces  Mary  Edison  Holzer  and  Nellie 
Edison  Poyer. 

Approximately  80  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  selected.  The 
material  not  selected  consists  primarily  of  unsolicited  correspondence  from 
individuals  who  were  not  family  members.  Also  not  selected  are  a  few  routine 
documents  relating  to  the  financial  affairs  of  Thomas  Jr.  and  William,  as  well 
as  duplicates  and  variants  of  selected  items. 

A  scrapbook  of  newspaper  clippings  pertaining  to  Madeleine  Edison's 
engagement  and  wedding  (Cat.  44,450)  can  be  found  in  the  Scrapbook 

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W.  L.  EdiBon, 

Morristown,  K. 

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Morristown  N.J.  Feb  11  1914. 

Thomas  A  Edison, 

Llewellyn  Park  Orange  N.J. 

We  wish  you  many  happy  returns  of  the  day 
William  &  Blanche. 

Mrs.  Hellle  Foyer, 

Kt.  Clemens, 


My  dear  Melllo: 

let  me  thank  yon  very  much  for  all 
the  good  wishes  yon  Bent  me  on  my  birthday.  They 
are  slneerely  appreciated,  and  I  want  to  reciprocate 
by  wishing  you  long  life,  good  health  and  happiness. 

I  am  working  hard  to  get  evertbing 
straightened  out  so  we  can  leave  for  Florida  on 
Saturday  os  we  had  planned. 

Yours  os  evor, 

U  y  wr  a,  Pla. 
dpar  Protner-in 

y, and  ha »naa  read  to  1 te  oopiea  of  hi*  oorra 

Hewarx, N« J» 

March  I7tfi.:^19i4. 

Mr.  Gillian;  U. Keeper*  of  thi 
with  your  legal  depart 


,  1a) nr) 1  • 


81  March,  1914. 

Mr.  ThomaB  A.  Bdison, 

East  Orange,  H.  J. 

Bear  sir: - 

We  have  several  times  written  to  your  son, Mr.  W.  L.  Edison, 
regarding  a  bill  which  he  owes  to  Camden  Avenue  Garage, of  this  city, 
in  the  amount  of  four  dollars  and  sixty-eight  cents  ($4.68).  As  we 
have  received  no  reply  from  him,  and  as  the  bill  is  so  small  that  we 
cannot  think  he  would  refuse  payment  of  it,  we  are  forced  to  believe 
that  our  letters  muBt  not  have  reached  him. 

Eor  these  reasons  we  are  writing  you  asking  that  if  pos¬ 
sible  you  put  ub  in  touch  with  your  son  so  that  he  may  be  given  an 
opportunity  to  make  this  payment . 

We  thank  you  in  advance  for  any  information  you  may  be 

able  to  give  us. 

Very  truly,  yours, 

L.  Atwood  Bennett. 

May  8th,  1914 

Pattern  QTJEE1I  AliTNE 

12  'Pea  Spoons 
12  Dessert  " 

12  Soup  " 

6  Pahle  " 

12  Dessert  or  Breakfast  Ports 

12  Dinner  Porks 

12  Dessert  Knives,  Plated  Blades 

12  Dinner  " 

12  Bouillon  Spoons 
Chocolate  " 

12  Coffee  " 

12  Egg  " 

12  Ice  Cream  " 

12  Orange  " 

12  Pish  Porks 
12  Ioe  Cream  Porks 

12  Oyster  " 

12  Salad  " 

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12  Pruit  "  Plated  Blades 
12  Pruit  Porks,  Plated  Pines 
12  Iced  Pea  Spoons 



















Fancy  Pieces, 

Berry  Spoon  §5.75 

Butter  Knife  and  Butter  Pick 

Crumb  Knife  13.50 

Cheese  Scoop,  large  -  gilt  5.50 

Egg  Server  "  5.50 

Gravy  Ladle  5*00 

Ice  Cream  Slicer,  small  -gilt  9.75 

Cake  Knife  -  hollow  handle, 

plated  blade  3.50 

Soup  Ladle  8.75 

Cream  Ladle,  small,  to  have  3.75 

same  length  of  handle  as  Iced 
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Spoons  to  have  point  of  bowl 
removed  like  Iced  Tea  Spoon. 

Engraving  21-1/2  dozen  flatware. 

Ten  fancy  pieces  with  special 
monogram  at  §2.50  per  dozen  §55.85 

Sketch  of  compact  chest  to  be 
sent  in  a  few  days. 

June  1,1914. 

Miss  Madeleine  Edison, 

Llewellyn  Park, 



My  dear  Mis b  Edison: - 

X  am  very  anxious  to  obtain  a  good  picture  of 
you  to  publish  in  connection  with  your  wedding  plans  on  the  soc iety 
pages-  Will  you  be  good  enough  either  to  give  me  a  photograph, or 
to  give  me  permission  to  obtain  one  from  some  photographer  to  whom 
you  have  sat  recently? 

I  suppose  that  you  will  also  have  some  pictures  taken  in  your 
wedding  gown.and  X  should  appreciate  it  very  much  if  you  will  give 
me  permission  to  publish  one  of  these  after  the  wedding. 

In  regard  to  the  event  itself,  I  am  airious  to  have  as  accurate 
a  description  as  possible  for  our  society  columns  of  the  morning 
following  the  ceremony.  Elie  only  way  to  obtain  authentic  details, 
of  course,  is  from  you,  end  X  shall  be  further  indebted  if  at  any 
time  before  the  day  of  the  wedding  you  will  give  me  some  description 
of  your  gown  and  the  gowns  of  your  bridesmaids  -  not  to  be  publish¬ 
ed  until  the  day  following  the  ceremony. 

Awaiting  your  reply. 

Very  sincerely  yours. 


19  14. 

Mrs.  Thoraao  A.  Edison, 

Uovjeliyn  Park, 

Orange,  N.J. 

Dear  lire.  Edison: 

We  take  pleasure  in  enclosing  a  revised  estimate  for 
your  daughter’s  wedding  on  June  17th,  which  inco  rpo  rataeoverything 
aB  we  understand  it  at  present,  including  tho  Catawba  Punch  and 
Lemonade  for  six  hundred  guests. 

Would  it  be  possible  Tor  you  to  have  tho  stages  or 
automobiles  that  are  to  call  for  your  guests .  bring  our  waiters 
and  women  from  the  station  to  your  house!  Nearly  all  of  t.  e 
will  have  a  dress  suit  caee  and  we  are  afraid  of  their  getting 
astray  if  they  attempt  to  go  by  trolley.  Vs  ^e  pWnS  t 
haviTfortv  two  waiters  and  women  leave  on  the  12.03  train  r 
Skon  which  is  due  in  Orange  at  12.31  The  three  carriagemen 
and  two  detectives  will  leave  Hoboken  at  1.03  being  duo  in  Orange 
at  1.29. 

In  regard  to  Miss  Edison’s  ofdor  for  the  three  pieces  of 
music  for  Monday,  June  15th,  we  would  say  that  w« .  are  t 

little  portable  organ to  your  Uewellyn^a*  Address,  ? rida^  ^ 

Mr.  Dean  arranged  with  her  to  have  iw  k  to  the  house 


would  let  us  know  at  once. 

Thanking  you,  we  remain  a 



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June  15,  1914. 

Soaiety  Editor, 
Hew  York  Sun, 
Hew  York  City. 

Deer  Sir: 

In  order  that  the  press  may  receive 
accurate  information  in  regard  to  the  approaching  wedding 
of  Mias  Madeleine  Edison,  hor  parents  have  requested  me 
to  adtfor  them  in  supplying  such  information. 

Enclosed  you  will  find  a  statement 
as  to  dinnor  dance,  etc.,  .to  be  givon  on  Monday .  If  y°ur 
Paper  is  interoatod,  this  may  bo  published  ni  your  issue 
of  Tuesday  Juno  16th. 

Che  wedding  is  to  tako  plaoe  in  the 
afternoon  of  T/edneBday  next.  About  do'olook  of  that  after- _ 
noon  1  will  have  a  boy  call  ot  your  office  with  the  story 
of  the  weddiiK,  including  description  of  ®>wns,  etc.  this 
may  bo  published  in  Thursday  mailing's  issue  if  you  so  do sir o. 

You  can  obtain  late  photographs  of  Miss 
Edison  and  Mr.  Sloane  in  Hew  York.  1  enclose  letters-of 
authority  for  BBme. 

For  your  information  X  would  soy  that 
there  will  he  no  photograph  of  the  bride  in  her  wedding  gown 
for  publication. 

If  you  wish  further  information  on  any 
point  you  cm  oall  me  on  the  telephone  (908  Orange) 

Yours  very  truly. 


Assistant  to  Mr.  Edison. 

Enel . 

Same  letter  to  Times,  Press,  Tribune,  and  American. 

. .  :  ; 

June  13,  1914 

lira.  Josephine  H.  Ober, 

Society  Editor, 

How  York  World, 

How  York  City. 

Deer  lire.  Ober: 

In  pursuance  of  my  promise,  I 
enclose  a  "story"  for  th  e  morning  world  of  Cuosdry 
no  ret ,  also  authority  to  the  photographors  to  furnish 
you  with  photographs. 

On  Wednesday  afternoon,  a  little 
after  4  o'olock,  1  will  have  e  boy  call  at  your  office 
with  the  story  of  the  wedding,  inoludipg  description  of 
gowns . 

Chore  will  not  he  any  photo  for 
publication  of  Miss  Edison  in  her  wodding  gown. 

Youre  very  truly. 

Assistant  to  Hr.  Edison, 

June  15th,  1914 

Sooiety  Editor, 


Hew  York  City. 

Dear  ,Sir:- 

In  order  that  the  press  my  receive  accurate  information 
in  regard  to  the  approaching  marriage  of  Miss  Madeleine  Edison, 
her  parents  have  requested  me  to  act  for  them  in  supplying  such  in¬ 

Enclosed  you  will  find  a  statement  as  to  dinner  dance,  etc. 
to  he  given  today.  If  your  paper  is  interested,  this  may  he  publish¬ 
ed  in  your  issue  of  Suesday,  June  16th. 

She  wedding  is  to  take  place  on  Y/odnesday,  the  17th  instant, 
at  4o' clock  in  the  afternoon.  I  shall  mail  you  that  evening  the 
"stoiy"  of  the  function,  including  description  of  gowns,  etc.,  so 
that  it  will  reach  you  in  time' for  your  Shuroday  issue. 

You  can  obtain  recent  photographs  of  Miss  Edison  and  Mr. 
Sloane  in  Hew  York.  I  enclose  letters  of  authority  for  same. 

For  your  information  I  would  say  that  there  will  be  no 
photograph  for  publication  of  the  bride  in  her  wedding  gown. 

If  you  wish  further  information  on  any  point  you  can  call 
me  on  the  telephone  (908  Orange) 

Yours  very  truly. 

Assistant  to  Mr.  Edison. 

June  15th,  1914. 

Fait  Pliot o graphic  Studio, 

5th  Ave.  &  47th  Street, 

How  York  City. 

Gent  le  roan: - 

Shis  is  to  authorize  you  to  supply 
to  the  VBS  YOHX  SOT  a  copy  of  the  photograph  of  Mr. 
John  Eyre  Sloane. 

Tours  very  truly. 

Assistant  to  Mr.  Edison. 

June  15th, 


Roohlitz  Studio, 

281  Fifth  Avenue, 

Hew  York  City. 

Gent  is  men: - 

This  is  to  authorize  you  to  supply  to 
EHF.  HEW  YORK  EVEHIHG  SOT  a  copy  of  the  photograph  of  Mies 
Madeleine  Edison. 

Yours  very  truly. 

Assistant  to  Mr.  Edison. 

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Last  night  Mi  ns  Edison  and  her  fiance, Mr.  John  Eyre  sloane, 


who  v.4£i  be  married  at  the  residence  of  Ur.  &  Mrs.  Thomas  A.  Edison,, 

A  A QciUc  >  <5rrt“f'  /  ^ 

C-lenmont,  to-morrow  afternoon,  entertained  the  members  of  the  bridal 


party  at  a  dinner  dance.  The  dinner  via. a  nerved  in  the  Lower  Pavilion 
of  the  Casino  on  the  Crest  of  Eagle  Hook,  the  highest  point  of  the 
Orange  Mountains j overlooking  Mew  York.  After  dinner  a  few  more  friends 
of  the  bride  and  groom  were  invited  for  dancing-Y&d^h-^^s  in  the  Upper 
Pavilion.  The  whole  Casino  was  prettily  decorated  with  Japanese  lan¬ 
terns,  spring  flowers  and  palms. 

To-day  the  bridal  party  will  be  entertained  at  luncheon  by 
Mrs.  0.  O'Conor  Sloane,  Later  they  will  be  the  guests  of  '.'iso  Florence 
Hal ton  of  East  Orange  for  tennis  and  tea. 

Thvfore  the  rehear  eel  in  the  evening  Mr,  &  Mrs.  Einhard  It. 

Colgate,  of  Llewellyn  Perk,  will  entertain  the  bridal  party  and  the  parents 

of  the  bride  and  groom  at  dinner. 

These  present  at  dinner  last  night  included  the  Mieses  Margaret 
..Miller,  of  Akron,  Ohio,  Rachael  Miller  of  Hew  York,  Florence  Dalton, 

•  Elaine  Ambrose,  Carol  Douglas  of  Orange,  Marie  Coszens  and  Fisa  Dennison 
of  Deft-  York,  Mrs.  C.  O'Concr  Sloane^and  the  Messrs,  A.  A.  Van  Tine, 

Harold  P.  Hanks  of  Hew  York;  Frand  D.  Faokenthal,  Clement  Segue  of 
Brooklyn,  Charles  Edison,  the  bride,  John  V.  Miller,  Uncle  of 

the  bride,  Austin  P.  Montgomery  of  Flushing  and  C.  O'Conor  Floane,  who 
•,v ill  be  his  brother's  best  man. 

After  dinner  among  these  invited  to  dance  were  Mr.  &  Mrs.  Va 
Fveriell,  Mrs  &  Mrs.  Stanley  Ruwbough.of  Hew  York,  the  Misses  Elizabeth 
TCunz  of  Hew  York,  Katherine  Browning  of  Llewllyn  Park,  Elizabeth  Miller 
of  Akron,  Mr.  &  Mrs.  A.  M.  Anderson,  Mr.  &  Mrs.  Robert  T; .  Macbeth,  Mr-. 
ft"i'r'3-.— Robext“'S-.'  iffirab'e  tfc;  Mr.  4  Mrs.  Ralph  D.  Osborne,  i«x.  4  axb, 

T.  O'Conor  Sloane,  Jr.  of  Orange,  and  Messrs.  Robert. A.  Miller,  Jr.  of 
Hew  York,  Wh  Ford  of  Detroit,  Henry  Schenk  i^saaae*  and  Kenneth 
Gordon,  of  Grange . 

Only  relatives  of  the  bride  and  groom  and  a  few  very  intimate 
friends  have  been  invited  to  the  wedding  ceremony  which  will  take  place 
at  four  o'clock,  TTedneoday  afternoon.  The  Rev.  Dr.  BrsTr,n  of  Hew  York 
will  officiate. 

After  the  wedding  a  reception  will  be  held  on  the  lawn  - 


last  night  Miss  Raison  anti  hor  lienee ,Kr. John  Eyre 
Sloano ,v7ho  arc  to  be  married  at  tho  rosidoneo  of  lit-,  Si  lira. 

Thomas  A.  Edison,  Glenraont, Llewellyn  Park, Orange ,11. J.  to-morrow 


afternoon,  entertained  the  members  of  the  bridal  party  at  a  dinner 
dance.  The  dinner  was  served  in  the  lower  Pavilion  of  the  Casino 
on  the  Crest  of  Eagle  Rook,  the  highest  point  of  the  Orange 
Mountains,  overlooking  Hew  York*  After  dinner  a  few  more  friends 
of  the  bride  and  groom  were  invited  for  dancing  in  the  Upper 
Pavilion.  The  whole  Casino  was  prettily  decorated  with  Japanese 
lanterns,  spring  flowers  and  palms. 

To-day  the  bridal  party  will  be  entertained  at  luncheon 
by  Mrs.  T.O* Conor  Sloane.  later  they  will  be  the  guests  of  Miss 
Florence  V/elton  of  East  Orange  for  tennis  and  tea. 

Before  the  rehearsal  in  the  evening  Hr.  &  Mrs.  Richard 

li. Colgate,  of  Llewellyn  Bark,  will  entertain  the  Bridal  party  and 
the  paronts  of  the  bride  and  groom  at  dinner. 

Those  present  at  tho  dinner  last  night  included  tho 

.OHdo,  Rachael  Hiller  ol!''IIow"Vpri5,"\ 




Flor^noe  V/ alt  on,  Bimine  Ambrose,  Carol  Douglas  of  Orange  , Marie 
Cozaebo  and  Elsa  Bennison  of  Hew  York,  Era.  I. O’ Conor  Sloane, 
ana  the  Messrs.  A.  Vab  fine,  Harold  1.  Banks  \ of  Hev;  York;  | 

Hr  and  3.  Fackenthal ,  Clement  Hegus  of  Brooklyn,  Charles  Edison, 

V  \  !  | 

hr  other '-of  the  hride,  John  V. Mailer,  Uncle  of\the  bride  .Ausjt  in 
B.  Montgomery  of  Elnshang\and  C.O'Conor  Sloane , 'who  will  he  his 
hrotherrs“'beBt  man. 

After  dinner^ among  those  invited  to  dance 
were  Dir.  &  Mrs.  VTm.  Evordell  ,Er.  &  Mrs.  Stanley  Rurabough  of 
Hew  York,  the  Misses  Elisabeth  Kunz  of  Hew  York, Katherine 
Browning  of  ilewellyn  Bark, Elizabeth  Miller  of  Akron, Ur. &  Mrs, 

A. II, Anderson,  Mr.  A-  Mrs.  Robert  W.  Macbeth,  Mr,  &  Mrs. Ralph 
D.  Osborne,  Mr.  &  Mrs.  E. O' Conor  sloane,  Jr.^  of  Orange ,  ana  Moss  re. 
Robort  A.  Miller,  Jr.  of  Hew  York, Easel  B.  Ford  of  Detroit  .Henry 
Schenk  ana  Kenneth  Gordon, of  Orange. 

Only  relatives  of  the  bride  groom  and  a  few 
very  intimate  friends  have  boon  invited  to  the  wedding  ceremony 
which  will  take  plaeo  at  four  o’clock,  Wednesday  afternoon.  The 


Kev.  Dr.  Brahn  of  Hot/  York  will  officiate. 

After  the  wedding  a  reception  will  be  held 




June  11,, 


My  dear  Mr.  Meadcweroft; 

The  following  is  a  correct 
list  of  namcefor  the  dinner  Monday  night:  -  The 
f  Mieses  Margaret  Miller  of  Akron,  Ohio,  Rachael 
f  Miller  of  Mew  York,  Florence  V/alton,  Carol  rcuglai 

i  Elmina  Ambrose  of  Orange,  Fisa  Denison  of  Denver 

|  and  Marie  Cozzens  of  Mew  York,  Mr.  &  Mrs.  Thomas 

j  A.  Edison,  Mr.  &  Mrs.  T.  O'Conor  Sloane,  Mr.  &  Mr 

j  A.  M,  Anderson,  Mr.  &  Mrs.  ’Yilliam  Everdell,  Jr. 

{  Mr.  >5-  Mrs.  C.  O'C.  Sloane,  and  Messrs.  Charles 

j  Edison,  John  V.  Miller  of  Orange,  A.  A.  Van  Tine, 

(  Harold  P.  Hanks,  Austin  P.  Montgomery  of  Hew  York 
Frank  P.  Fackenthal  and  Clement  negus  of  Brooklyn 
X^Theodore  M.  Edison. 

"" . . - .  Please  put  in  the  account 

for  the  Thursday  papers  the  list  of  ushers  as  fol 
lows:  Messrs.  Charles  Edison,  John  V.'  Miller  of 

Orange,  A.  A.  V&ntine,  Harold  P.  Banks,  Austin  P. 
Montgomery  of  New  York,  Frank  D.  Fackenthal  and 
Clement  Negus  of  Brooklyn. 




last  night  Miss  Edison  and  her  fiance,  Mr, John  Eyre 
Sloane,  who  are  to  he  married  at  the  residenoe  of  Mr.  &  MrB. 

Thomas  Alva  Edison,  Glenmont,  Llewellyn  Park,  Orange,  N.J.  to¬ 
morrow  afternoon,  entertained  the  members  of  the  bridal  party  at  a 
dinner  dance.  The  dinner  was  served  in  the  Lower  Pavilion  of  the 
Casino  on  the  Crest  of  Eagle  Rook,  the  highest  point  of  the  Orange 
Mountains,  overlooking  New  York,  After  dinner  a  few  more  friends 
of  the  bride  and  groom  were  invited  for  danoing  in  the  Upper 
Pavilion.  The  whole  Casino  was  prettily  decorated  with  Japanese 
lanterns,  spring  flowers  and  palms. 

To-day  the  bridal  party  will  be  entertained  at 

_ _ 

luncheon  by  Mrs*  0* Conor  Sloane*  later  they  wirHr  ba  the  ghests  of 
.  K  i  a  a  yia-ren&e-jfaltoinof-Eaat-Orttn  uo  ~ foyrXStm  is'  ari&"tBir; 

Before  the  rehearsal  in  the  evening  Mr.  &  Mrs.  Rioliard 
M.  Colgate,  of  Llewellyn  Park,  will  entertain  the  Bridal  party  and 
the  parents  of  the  bride  and  groom  at  dinner. 

Those  present  at  the  dinner  last  night  included  the 
Misses  Margaret  Miller  of  Akron,  Ohio,  Raoheel  Miller  of  New  York, 
■Florence  Walton,  Carol  Douglas,  Elmina  Ambrose  of  Orange,  Elsa 

L  •  ...  •  • 


Denison  of  Denver  and  Marie  Cozzens  of  Hew  York,  Mr.fillrs.  ThomaB  A. 
Edison,  Mr.  &  Mrs.  T.  O'Conor  Sloans,  Mr.  &  MrB.  A.  M.  Anderson, 

Mr.  &  Mrs.  William  Everdell,  Jr.,  Mr.  &  Mrs.  0.  O'C.  Sloane,  and 
Messrs.  Charles  Edison,  John  V.  Miller  of  Orange,  A.  A.  VenTine, 
Harold  2.  Banks,  Austin  2.  Montgomery  of  Hew  York,  Frank  D. 
Eackenthal  and  Clement  Negus  of  Brooklyn,  Theodore  E,  Edison. 

After  dinner,  anong  those  invited  to  danoe  were 

the  Misses  Elizabeth  Kuna  of  New  York,  Katherine  Browning  of 
Llewellyn  Park,  ElAaabeth-Md-ller-of" Akron,  M3M~A  Mrs.  A-^M. 

Andewm ,  Mr.  &  Mrs.  Robert  W.  Macbeth,  Mr.  &  Mrs.  Ralph  D. 
Osborne,  Mr.  &  MrB.  T.  O'Conor  Sloane, Jr.,  of  Orange,  and  Messrs. 
Robert  A.  Miller,  Jr.  of  How  York,  BABoa-ftr-Berd  og-Sotrait ,  -Heary- 
-  jjqlhi  cnd  Kenneth  Gordon,  of  Orange. 

Only  relatives  of  the  bridegroom  and  a  few  very 
intimate  friends  have  been  invited  to  the  wedding  ceremony  whioh 
will  take  plaoe  at  four  o'olook,  Wednesday  afternoon.  The  Rev. 
Dr.  Brahn  of  Hew  York  will  officiate, 

After  the  wedding  a^reoeption  will  be  held  on  the 


Orange ,  1T.J.,  16  June,  1914. 

Ur.  William  H.  Kendowcroft, 
West  Orange,  i!.J. 

Dear  Sir:- 


Your  letter  of  15  June,  with  authorization  to  secure  photograph 
Adis on  and  Ur.  Slonne  is  received. and  while  the  Evening  Hews 
not  unappreciative  of  the  courtesy,  it  is  unable  to  accept  it  under 
conditions  imposed,  viz.  "that  ryou  will  > 

e  only  these  statements  as  th< 

M,  .1  ™1«  *.  proterr.ii  thut  «,.»  «*  »» 

orol  c 

ir  for 
i  which 

a4-  HU  scuml  h 
ib,  of  course  seeks  to 

The  Publisher  of  the  Evening  Hews  has  always  retained  c 
the  news  columns  of  the  paper  and  the  Hews  does  not  accept  matt, 
publication,  either  as  news  or  advertising, under  any  stipulate 
implies  or  includes  relinquishing  of  such  control, 
in  retaining  control  over  its  columns  the  Hew 

.  .  tVie  c.,,e  of  the  wedding  we  have  refrained 
please  its  constituency,  and  in  the 

.  .  _  „  rt,;.<,orintion  of  the  wedding  costumes, 

from  using  information,  including  •  ■  “  p 

which  we  have  had  in  our  possession  for  several  cays,  be  shall  < PP 

the  authorized  story  of  the  wedding,  but  as  you  can  readily  sec  its  va  ue 

t0  „  i.  !...«•*  “  ”1U  ^ *” 

„  paper.  the  «  ftU—  «  — *"  >“1 
b,  „,U»bl.  «o  u«  .ml  to  .11  other  .tternoon 

vmirs  very  truly, 




east  orange,  N.  J., Juno  15th  14. 

Mr  Meadewcarft. 

c/o  Thos  A  Edison  Inc. 

V/«st  Orange  II.  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Do^wont  to  do  me  a  great.  favor,  which  will 
boost  the  Lyons  stock  along. 

I  had  the  honor  of  taking  Mr.  Edison  at  his 
sixty  fifth  birthday,  ss  you  reraei*b*n£>  it  did  ne  c 
whole  lot  of  pood.  Now  then  if  I  pet  permission  to 
photograph  the  wadding  party  teraarrow.I  can  dispose  fif 
same  to  all  the  papers  in  N.  Y.  and  N.  J.  also  the 
society  news. 

Thera  will  he  now  confusion  as  the  instrument 
I  have  is  *  graflex  and  I  can  make  a  greet  number  in  a  few  min¬ 
utes.  I  will  give  you  a  capy  of  every  one  I  make  else  give 
Miss  Edison  a  copy  of  ovary  one  I  taka  ,  free.  They  will 
all  be  copywrighted  by  me  or  you. In  fact  if  I  dosposr 
of  a  number  I  will  turn  the  negatives  r  *-  'i'A ' 

'er  to  Mrs  Edisc 

I  am  after  the  credit  more  than  anything,  aid 
that  is  wnhat  we  need  in  early  life. 

Coll  me  up  in  the  morning  if  you  wont  me  to 
take  this  preposition  up.  And  above  all  trot  t  confidential. 

You  was  pleased  last  time  end  I  will  plecse  i 
time  without  any  expense  to  Mrs  Edison. 


raphs  made  of  any  subject  at  short  notice,  any  time,  an 


Frida  Haas 

110  Neptnu  .:  Ave. 

;  'oney  Island,  N.  Y, 

Coney  Island, N.Y.  June  16,  1914. 
110  Neptune  Ave 

Mrs.  Thomas  A.  Edison 

Vfest  Orange.N.J. 

Dear  Madam: - 

You  would  oblige  me  very  much  by  sending  me  a  photograph  of 
your  daughter  and  her  fiance  in  wedding  apparel  and  one  or  two  others 
(regular  portraits)  for  publication  in  Germany.  I  wish  to  send  these 
pictures  to  "Das  Interessante  Blatt" ,  an  illustrated  weekly  published 
in  Germany,  and  taking  great  interest  in  events  of  this  kind. 

As  a  matter  of  course  a  copy  of  the  issue  containing  any  of  the 
photographs  will  be  sent  to  you  or  the  pictures  returned. 

Thanking  you  in  advance  for  any  courtesy  you  may  extend, 

1.  Weaaing  Day 

2.  Au  Matin, 

3.  a.  Wiamung 

“b  •  liebestraum 

4.  Calm  as  the  Might 
6.  Invoaation 

"67  Avo-  Mafia  Ave  Vtrum 


Goaara  . 





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Zflino  17,1914 


Society  Kaitor, 
Hewark  Evening  Hews, 
Oran  go,  3.  J. 

Bear  Madam 

Knolosea  1  Beg  to  hand  yon 
an  authentic  statement  as  to  tho  wedding  of  iliss 
Madeleine  Edison  and  Hr. John  gyre  Sloano,  which 
took  place  today,  a  have  already  furnisher  you 
with  lettore  to  tho  F.ochlitz  and  Jfslk  Studios 
for  photographs. 

Xours  very  truly, 

Assistant  to  nr.  h'dison. 

PS. -If  you  desire  to  have  it,  you  can  obtain 
from  the  Falk  Studio,  5th  Ave.  &  47th  St.,  Hew 
York,  a  photo  of  the  bridal  party,  taken  this 
afternoon,  I  have  authorized  him  to  supply  Bame. 

duno  17,1914 

Society  Kditor, 

M.Y.  tilobe  Commercial  Advertiser, 

Bow  York  City. 

Pear  air;- 

Knciosed  J.  be;--  to  hjem1  you  an 
a;  then  tic  statement  ao  to  the  v/cdd  in;-;  of  :.lia  a 
Madeleine  Edison  ana  nr.  ..'Ohn  Kyro  "loane,  wh ieb 
took  vlaco  today,  i  havo  already  furnished  you 
with  letter a  to  the  Kochlitz  ana  Kalk  studios 
for  photographs. 

Yours  very  truly, 


Assistant  to  iir.  isdison. 

P.S.-If  you  desire  to  have  it,  you  can  obtain 
from  the  Falk  Studio,  5th  Ave.  &  47th  St.,  New 
York,  a  photo  of  the  bridal  party,  taken  this 
afternoon,  I  have  authorized  him  to  Bupply  same. 

Juno  17,1914 

JOre.  T..  \'cn  Son  thuya  on,  Society  saltor. 

How  York  Evening  Journal, 

How  York  City. 

Hoar  Jiadom:- 

Hnclosefi  J  he;.;  to  hand  you  on 
authentic  statement  as  to  the  weeding  of  ::iss 
hadoleino  Edison  ana  xar.  Johifl  Eyre  Sloano,  which 
took  place  today.  1  have  already  furnished  you  with 
lettoru  to  the  aochlitz  and  Jfalk  Studios  for  photo¬ 

Your;;  very  truly, 

Assistant  to  Qr.kdison. 


Juno  17,1914 

Mrs.  S.  Van  Benthuysen, 
Hew  York  Evening  Journal, 
Duano  &  william  streets, 
flow  York  City. 

Boar  Mrs .  Van  Benthuysen 

1  regret  to  sec  that  your 

people  made  a  serious  error  in  the  notice  of  niss  Mieon's 

wedding  in  last  night's  Journal. 

It  was  stated  theroin  that 

Monsignor  Mooney  vould  officiate.  This  is  not  correct. 

If  you  will  refer  to  tho  story  1  sent  you,  it  will  ho 
eeen  that  tho  ceremony  was  to  ho  performed  hy  Br.Bratm, 
which  is  tho  faot,  as  you  will  ooo  hy  tho  story  a  novi 
Gond  you. 

htadly  seo  that  tho  account 
of  the  wedding  is  correctly  reported  in  tomorrow's 
Journal.  She  facts  are  contained  in  tho  story  now  enclosed. 
Yours  very  truly. 



Assistant  to  Mr.  Edit 

Society  Kditor, 
How  York  Press, 
How  York  city. 

Bear  air:- 

Bnclosec!  1  'bog  to  liana  you  on  authentic 
statement  as  to  tho  wedding  of  Kiss  Madeleine  raison  ana 
Mr. John  Byre  Sloane, which  took  place  today.  I  have  already 
furnished  you  with  letters  to  tho  Roohlitz  ana  yelk  studios 
for  photographs. 

Yours  very  truly. 

Aasistant  to  ar.  Edison. 

P.S.-If  you  desire  to  have  it,  you  can  obtain 
from  the  Falk  Studio,  5th  Ave.  &  47th  St.  Hew 
York,  a  photo  of  tho  bridal  party,  taken  this 
afternoon,  I  have  authorized  him  to  supply  same. 

Juno  17,1914 

Society  Editor, 

Hew  York  Evening  Sun, 
Hew  York  City, 

Dear  sir-.- 

Enolosed  x  tog  to  hand  you 
an  anthontio  statement  sb  to  tho  wedding  of 
Miss  Madeleine  r.aiBon  and  Er. John  Eyre  "loane , 
which  took  place  today.  3  havo  already  furnished 
you  with  letters  to  the  Hochlitz  and  Jralk  studios 
for  photographs. 

Yours  vory  truly. 

Assistant  to  Mr.  Edison. 


p.S.-If  you  desire  to  have  it.  Y°a  ?aa  °hta^ 
from  the  ?alk  Studio,  Bth  Ave.  &  47Jh  St. ,  Eew 
York  a  photo  of  the  bridal  party,  taken  this 
afternoon,  I  have  authorized  him  to  supply  Qame. 

Society  Editor, 
How  York  Simos, 
How  York  City, 

Hoar  Sir:- 

Endosod  1  bog  to  hand  you 
an  authentic  statement  as  to  the  wedding  of  Mies 
madoloine  Edison  end  ar. John  Eyro  Sloano,  which 
took  place  today,  i  have  already  furniehed  you 
with  letters  to  the  Kochi it z  and  Jfalk  studios 
for  photographB. 

Yours  vory  truly. 

Assistant  to  rar. Edison, 



E.a.-If  you  desire  to  have  It ,  you  °an  obtain  from 
tha  Falk  Studio,  5th  Ave.  &  47th  St.,  Mew  York,  a 
photo  of  the  bridal  party,  taken  this  afternoon. 

I  have  authorized  him  to  supply  same. 

Otoe  17,1914 

Society  Editor, 
Hew  York  'tribune. 
How  York  City. 

Dear  air:- 

Enclosod  1  beg  to  hand  you  an  authentic 
statement  as  to  the  wedding  of  Miss  ISafioleino  Edison 
and  ;ir.  John  Eyre  Sloane,  vihich  took  place  today.  1 
have  already  furnished  you  with  letters  to  the  Bochlitz 
and  Falk  studios  for  photographs. 

Yours  very  truly. 



Assistant  to  ar.  Ed  is  on. 

P.S.-If  you  desire  to  have  it,  you  can  obtain  from  the 
Falk  Studio  6th  Ave.  &  47th  St.,  Hev;  York,  a  photo  of 
the  bridal  party,  taken  this  afternoon.  I  have  authorized 
him  to  supply  same. 

June  17,1914 

Society  k'ditor, 

Hew  York  Woria, 

Hew  York  City. 

Boar  »ir:- 

Bnolosed  i  Dee  to  hand  you  an 
authentic  statement  as  to  the  wedding  of  Hies  Madeleine 
Kflison  and  nr.John  Kyre  Sloans.  which  took  place  today. 
a  havo  already  furnished  you  with  letters  to  the  Koohlitz 
ana  Falk  studios  for  photographs. 

Yours  very  truly. 

Assistant  to  rer.  Edison. 


p.S.-If  you  desire  to  Dave^t,  t!!&Hew 

from  the  ialk  ■-‘tud  io  ’hridal  narty ,  taken  this 
afternoon^0 1° have^authorized^him  to  supply  same. 


W»  T  \ 

June  17,1914 

Hr.  Shann, 

c/o  Orange  Advertiser, 

Orange,  ii.  J. 

For  How  York  American. 

Dear  Sir:- 

ancloaed  i  tog  to  hand  you  an  authentic 
statement  aB  to  the  wedding  of  :aiss  rsadeleino  Edison 
ana  fir.  John  Kyro  Eloano,  r.’hioh  took  place  today.  1 
have  already  furnished  you  with  letters  to  the  Kochlitz 
and  jralk  studioB  for  photographs. 

Yours  vory  truly. 

Assistant  to  ar.  JSflison. 

P.S.-lf  you  aeeire  to  have  it,  you  can  obtain, 
from  the  Falk  Studio,  5th  Ave.  &  47th  St.,  New 
York,  a  photo  of  the  bridal  party,  taken  this 
afternoon,  I  have  authorized  him  to  supply  same. 


Mies  Madeleine  Edison,  daughter  of  Mr.  &  -Mrs.  Thomas  A^Edisc 

7w  fUun-f -  ^Mtuc.  t&,  tCjftf- 


"  of  Glenmont,  Uewellyn  Park,  Orange,  was  married  to-day  to  Mr,  John  Eyre 

T.  O'Conor  Sloane  of  South  Orange, ftat  the  home 

Sloane,  sonl)  of  Dr.  &  l 

of  the  bride.  The  Rev.  Dr.^*«  of  Hew  York, officiated 

\  ^  H  v  A 
Attending  the  bride  were  the  maids  of  honor,-  Miss  Margaret 

Miller  of  Akron"  Miss  Rachel  Miller  of  New  York,  cousins  of  the  bride# 
li It.  grc'cUiwu^cU 

''Miss  Eljkiiiina  Ambrose,  Mies  Carol  Douglas  and  Miss  Florence  -Valton  of 

'•<  A  r 

Orange;  Miss  Marie  Cossens  of  Hew  York,  Miss  Margaret  Gregory  of  Mont¬ 
clair,  Disc  Elea  Denjfiscn  of  Denver. 

£  ..TCMucitho.  - 
W.  -u.  v-_ 

J&A.A't-*-  clu.4  >i  luJJa- 

j'tsid.  carried  a  shower  bouquet  of  triUc  erd^Ja  and  lilliee  of  the  valley, 
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drained  with  toreuoiee  blue  tullg-S**'Jbey  wore  bate  of  blue  tulle; 
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Miller  of  Akron,  and  Miss  Rachel  Miller  of  Hew  York/  cousins  of  the 

bride,  bridesmaids :wew  -  Miss  Elmina  Ambrose,  Miss  Carol 

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Douglas  and  Miss  Elorenco  Walton  of  Orange;  Miss  Marie  Cozzons  of  Hew 
York,  Miss  Margaret  Gregory  of  Montclair,  Miss  Elsa  Denison  of  Denver. 

The  bride's  gown  was  of  cream-white  chiffon  velvet,  -  the 
bodioe  being  of  the  old  rose-point  and  duchesse  lace  used  by  her  mother 
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having  a  girdle  of  Tango  color  trimmed  with  ostrich  feather  tips  tint¬ 
ed  to  match  tho  gown.  Her  hat,  a  French  creation  of  brown,  was 
similarly  trimmed.  £ 

Hr.  Charles  O' Conor  Sloano  wife  his  brother*  3  best  man. 

Before  the  ceremony  the  following  program  was  played  by 

4.  Calm  as  the  Hight 

After  the  ceremony  there  was  a  small  reception  on  the 
lawn,  dwxing^which  refreshments  were  served  at  small  tables^. 

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One  of  the  prettiest  June  weddings  in  Orange  took 
place  on  June  17th  when  Miss  Madeleine  Edison,  daughter  of 
Mr.  &  Mrs.  Thomas  Alva  Edison  of  Glenmont,  Llewellyn  Park, 

Orange,  N.  J.  was  married  to  Mr.  John  Eyre  Sloane,  son  of 
Dr.  &  Mrs.  T.  O’Conor  Sloane  of  South  Orange,  H.  J.,  at  the 
home  of  the  hride.  The  Rev.  Dr.  Brann,  of  New  York,  officiated. 
Only  relatives  of  the  hride  and  groom,  and  a  few  intimate  friends 
attended  the  wedding  ceremony,  which  took  place  at  4  o’clock  in 
the  afternoon. 

The  house  was  beautifully  decorated  with  rare  ferns, 
hanging  baskets  of  orchids  and  roses.  A  beautiful  old  tapestry 
curtain  formed  a  background  across  the  end  of  the  room  where  the 
ceremony  was  performed.  This  was  filled  in  with  Acacia  and 
flowering  mimosa  plants.  In  front  of  the  curtain  there  was  placed 

a  prie-dieu  flanked  by  a  on  either  side  of  which  was  a  tall 

silver  candlestick.  The  bridal  couple  used  the  kneeling  cushion 
that  was  used  by  the  bride’s  parents  at  their  wedding. 

The  bride  entered  the  room  escorted  by  her  father,  and 
attended  by  two  maids  of  honor,  -  Miss  Margaret  Miller  of  Akron, 
and  Miss  Rachel  Miller  of  New  York,  cousins  of  the  bride,  and  six 
bridesmaids,  -  Miss  Elmina  Ambrose,  Miss  Carol  Douglas  and  Miss 
Florenoe  V/alton  of  Orange;  Miss  Marie  CozzenB  of  Hew  York,  Miss 
Margaret  Gregory  of  Montclair,  Miss  Elsa  Denison  of  Denver. 

The  bride's  gown  was  of  cream-white  chiffon  velvet,  - 
the  bodice  being  of  the  old  rose-point  and  duchesse  lace  used  by 
her  mother  on  her  wedding  dress,  A  wide  piece  of  this  lace  also 
formed  part  of  the  train.  She  wore  a  veil  of  tulle  edged  with  tbs 
same  lace  and  trimmed  with  a  narrow  wreath  of  Orange  blossoms,  and 
carried  a  showernbouguet  of  white  orchids  and  lillies  of  the  valley . 


The  bridesmaids'  gowns  were  of  palest  mauve  taffeta;  the 
skirts  being  draped  with  torquoise  blue  tulle.  They  wore  hate 
of  blue  tulle,  and  carried  shower  bouquets  of  pansies.  The 
maids  of  honor  wore  gowns  similar  to  those  worn  by  the  brides¬ 
maids.  They  wore  leghorn  hats  and  carried  bouquets  of  yellow 

The  bride's  mother  wore  a  gown  of  salmon  pink  chiffon  hav¬ 
ing  a  girdle  of  Tango  color  trimmed  with  ostrich  feather  tips 
tinted  to  match  the  gown.  Her  hat,  a  French  creation  of  brown, 
was  similarly  trimmed. 

The  mother  of  the  bridegroom  wore  a  gown  of  champagne  color 
silk  trimmed  with  lace  and  having  a  blue  girdle,  and  a  waist 
embroidered  in  blue.  She  also  wore  a  black  lace  hat  trimmed  with 
flowers  to  match. 

Ur.  Charles  O’Conor  Sloane  was  his  brother's  best  man. 

Before  the  ceremony  the  following  program  waB  played  by 

Franko's  Orchestra: 

1.  Wedding  Bay  Grieg 

2.  Au  Matin  Godard 

3.  a.  STidianng.  ■  Bdhuriiann 

b.  Liebestraum  Liszt 

4.  Calm  as  the  Might  Bohm 

5.  Invocation  Ganne 

6.  Ave  Verum  Mozart 

After  the  ceremony  there  was  a  Bmall  reception  on  the  lawn, 
after  which  refreshments  were  served  at  small  tables  placed  among 
the  treee  on  Ur.  Edison's  beautiful  grounds  Burronding  the  house. 
A  platform  had  been  placed  on  a  part  of  the  lawn  where  the  shade 
of  the  treeB  protected  the  many  dancers  from  the  direct  rays  of 
the  eun  as  they  danced  to  the  excellent  music  discoursed  by 


Frank o 'a  Orchestra. 

The  oeoasion  was  made  memorable  also  by  the 
presence  of  many  of  Mr.  Edison's  old  time  associates  and  friends, 
who  on  this  occasion  gathered  with  friends  of  the  family  to 
participate  in  the  festivities. 

The  wedding  gifts  were  very  numerous,  varied  and 
beautiful  and  were  displayed  in  such  an  unusual  and  unique  way 
that  the  individuality  of  each  one  was  brought  out  in  a  character¬ 
istic  manner. 

Mr.  &  Mrs.  Sloane  will  live  in  How  York. 




To  Thomas  A.  Edison.  Dr. 

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June  22,  1914. 

Mr.  A.  2£.  Kennedy: 

Mr.  Walter  Eckert  asked  if  you  would 
lie  kind  enough  to  3end  him  a  report  showing  the 
quantity  of  negative  stock  used  in  taking  the 
motion  pioture  of  the  “Bdison-Sloane  Wedding 
Scenes".  It  seerss  that  the  stock  you  used  is 
charged  to  the  Edison  Kinetophone  Studio,,  and 
we  now  want  to  credit  it,  and  Mr.  Eckert  will 
handle  the  transfer. 

You  might  also  let  him  know  if  there 
were  any  other  expenses  for  time  used  in  taking 
this  picture. 

No  douht  you  will  also  want  to  credit 
your  Kinetophone  Studio  aocount  with  any  labor 

PER  J.W.E." 



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July  24,1914. 

Mr.  Thomas  A,  Edison, 
West  Orange  ,11. J. 

Gentlemen: - 

We  have  transferred  Marks  907.96 
to  Marion  B.  Oeser,  Freiburg,  Baden,  Germany » 
which  we  would  be  pleased  to  receive  your  check  for 

Very  truly  yours, 

AsBt.  Cashier. 

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lira.  Carrie  Edison  liorao, 

726  Second  Avenue, 

Detroit,  Mich. 

Dear  lira.  Morse: 

Mr.  Meadowecnft  has  handed  to  me  your  courteous 
letter  and  the  old  hooka  of  mine  which  yon  were  kind  enough 
to  send  to  me  through  him. 

Allow  me  to  thank  you  for  the  care  you  have 
taken  of  these  hooks  so  many  years  and  for  your  kindness  in 
restoring  them  to  me. 

I  note  your  reauest  for  two  autographs  for  your 
children,  and  am  glad  to  comply  hy  sending  you  two  autographed 
photographs  for  them. 

Yours  very  truly. 

Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Fan  Mail  [not  selected]  (E-14-42) 

This  folder  contains  unsolicited  correspondence  and  other  documents 
from  admirers  of  Edison. 

Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Financial  [not  selected]  (E-14-43) 

This  folder  contains  routine  correspondence  and  other  documents 
relating  to  Edison’s  financial  interests  and  investments.  Important  financial 
information  about  Edison,  including  his  personal  income  tax  return  for 
1914,  can  be  found  in  the  Richard  W.  Kellow  File  (Legal  Series). 

Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Ford,  Henry  (E-14-44) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  concerning 
Edison's  friendship  and  collaboration  with  industrialist  Henry  Ford  Included 
are  letters  pertaining  to  Edison’s  automobile  trip  to  western  Ontario  and 
correspondence  with  Edsel  Ford  relating  to  hydrocarbon  gases  and  acetylene. 

Approximately  30  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  selected.  The 
unselected  material  consists  primarily  of  requests  for  introductions  to  Ford. 

Documents  relating  to  Ford  can  also  be  found  in  E-14-23  (Cigarettes), 
E-14-68  (Personal),  and  other  folders  in  the  Edison  General  File. 

Hr.  Wm.  H.  Headoweroft,  July  1st  1914 

o/o  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

Orange,  If.  J. 

Hy  dear  Ur.  Headowcroft: 

I  have  your  letter  of  June  24th,  and  wish 
to  advise  that  the  wedding  photos  referred  to  therein 
have  arrived  and  have  teen  forwarded  to  Hr.  Ford's  home. 
Thanklng  you  for  your  courtesy,  I  am 
Very  truly  yours. 

Secretary  to  HEUHSf  FOHD. 

Ur.  Wn.  H.  Meadowcroft,  July  Bth  1914. 

o/o  Ihomaa  A.  Edison, 

Orgnge,  H.  J. 

Bear  Ur.  Ueadowcrof ts- 

With  reference  to  your  letter  of 
June  23rd  and  the  motion  picture  film  referred  to 

Both  Ur.  atrl  Urs.  Ford  have  Been 
this  and  I  an  wondering  whether  or  not  you  desire  it 
returned.  If  so,  will  you  kindly  advise  and  I  will 
see  that  it  is  promptly  sent  to  you. 

Incidently,  how  does  Ur.  Edison 
feel  about  the  matter  of  our  cigarette  Campaign? 

Tory  truly  yours. 

Secretary  to  HElTBCf  FOHD. 

August  8th,  191 4. 

Would  you,  if  you  see  no  objection,  give  me  a  line 
of  introduction  to  Henry  Ford,  the  automooile  manufacturer 

idea  that  1  think  might  he  valuable  to  him. 

If  you  will  give  me  a  note  saying  that  you  have  kr 

*  some  time, and  that  so  far  as  you  know  I  am  a  reputable  citizen,  I 

shall  tie  greatly  obliged. 

Yours  sincere!,  y , 

Thomas  A.  Edison, Esq., 


(  ORANGE*  NEW  JER«*».  .>» 



Mt.  Sop:  is  Warm,  i1 ?  '  ’’ 

Oar  bon  dale,  Colo, 

My  dear  Mr-.  Edison: 

Sept. 28th, 1914.  0^  <f£~  V 

)xan  .  , 

oopy  of  which 

'X  > 

Just  heard  yesterdey  that  Mr.  Henry 
Eord  is  -planning  for  an  agricultural  and  livestock  farm 
near  5lt?o?t?  Michigan  which  is  to  He  on  a  very  large, 
up“o-date  aid  praotioal  basis.  Of  this  is  true  lam 
immediately  interested. 

Perhaps  you  do  not  remember  a  man, 

Mr.  W.  S.  Guilford  of  Oallfnoria,  whom  you  met  together 
with  Mr.  Eerrine  and  myself,  about  two  years  ago.  Mr. Guilford 

OalifoSiaT  for  a  large  Irrigation  development  Company. 

I  think  of  him  as  one  of  the  leading  men  ia  all  thinga 
ifirtainins  to  agriculture,  livestock  and  horticulture, 
the  times.  Together  we  have  planned  some  efficiency 
for  large  eftates  and  have  also  developed  amplan 
?ofln  eleotefo  practical  school  of  agriculture,  a  cop; 

I  enclose. 

In  a  conference  with  Mr.  John  d. 

Ponlrafeller  Jr.,  and  P.  W.  Gates,  both  of  these  men 
spentmuoh  time  and  consideration  of  our  plans.  Ira* 

Wnntee-Peller  declined  to  promote  any  institution  the 

SinS^fifwSSr. ^rjS  .  Witt®  •  tto 

but  realized  that  that  was  the  only  plan  to  keep  it  from 
being  overwhelmed  with  applications  too  soon. 

However  both  Mr.  Kookefeller  and Mr.  Gates 
both  realized  that  men  educated  in  thi 

would  be  the  greatest  exponents  and  d~^r^80°ini0n  also 

It  is  now  ten  years  sinoe  Mr.  Guilford 
and  I  first  began  to  study  together on  thid  that  ■ 

like  very  much  to  submit  an  outline  plan  to  Mr;  Pord. 

I  remember  the  graoious  invitation  you  gave  me 
to  Wait  you  at  your  winter  home  in ^it^Mrt’Pord  and  I  am 
have  not  hd  the  honor  of  a  ^leaBUre  it  would  be  fore 

1  “  °ot 

too  greatly  upon  your  time  and  generosity. 

With  kindBBt  and  best  of  wishes  to  one  who 
for  many  years  has  continued  to  give  Pierre  and  knowledge 
for  the^benefit  of  the  human^raoe^j^remain^^ 

1  Bncrene  H.  Grubb. 











It  would  be  necessary  to  ha-ve  at  least  six  branches  one  in 
eadh  of  the  principal  natural  agricultural  divisions  of 
the  oountry. 

Hew  England  States,  eto. 

Central  South  and  West-Eentuoky,  Missouri,  Okla .  eto. 

Extreme  South 
Irrigated  Horthwest 
Citrus  Fruit  Distriots 

It  would  be  essential  to  the  life  and  building  of  the 
sohools  that  the,'  be  put  in  charge  of  a  big,  broad 
nraotial  man  who  has  a  grasp  of  business  affairs  and  an 
understanding  of  -the  new  magnitude  and  needs  of  agriculture. 
W.O. Brown  is  such  a  man. 

To  teaoh  practical  agriculture  on  the  farm  by  doing  the 
things  under  discussions.  This  would  be  a  school  where 
the  student  oan  learn  things  that  will  be  of  immediate  use 
to  him  in  bettering  his  condition.  Practical  agriculture 
would  be  thebonly  thing  taught.  Share  would  be  no 
o  ompetition  with  other  oollesges  with  sohools  for  teaching 
the  ordinafiTartB,  sciences  or  letters.  Students  desiring 
work  in  these  branohes  would  have  to  go  to  other  colleges 
either  before  or  after  taking  the  farm  oouxse.  It  would  be  a 
businsss  of  theBs  Softools  to  apply  the  ftert  and  most  useful 
demonstrated  practices  in  agriculture. 

This  would  need  to  be  a  big  general  departmfflt,  direoted 
from  the  governing  office  to  keep  in  touohwith  the  latest 
agricultural  development  all  over  the  world  -  • to  determine 
whether  experiments  have  shorn  things  that  should  he  adopted 
in  whole  or  in  part  -  and  to  enoourage  exyerimenting  on 
needful  things.  This  department  would  he  a  clearing  house 
of  new  things  agricultural  -  and  in  it  would  he  the  best 
posted  men  in  the  world.  ..  , .  ... 

Sis  school  would  enable  the  school  to  make  the  world  do  the. 
necessary  experiment  work. 

as  they  may  now  he  engaged  in.  They  would  be  men  in  love  with 
their  work,  who  would  live  on  the  farm  and  work  in  the  field 
with  the  students. 

A  oomparitively  large  tuition  fee  should  be  charged-  to 




fluaiiur  the  year-  and  to  go  about  whatever  work  was  in 
progrfes.H^oould  atay  la  long  aa  he  desired.  A  student 
would  he  required  to  lay  the  foundation  for  apasonal 
farm  library  -  to  be  a  faotory  inhis  life  a  ^°rk.  A 
big  dormitory  would  house  the  students  on  the  farm. 

mha  school  would  lead-or  be  prominent  factor  in  the 
oOmmarcial  organizations  having  to  do  with  the  marketing 
of  farm  prodp.ce  in  the  district  • 

Soil  management  -  as  the  basis  of  agrioulturdl-would 

be  given  great  prominence.  _ 

It  would  be  possible  for  one  in  search  of  specific 
information  lo  get  it  quickly  hdre  -  in  order  to  learn 
dairying  it  would  not  be  neoessary  to  study  anything 
else  -  the  same  being  true  of  all  other  specialties. 

In  the  popular  short  course  now  conducted  by  the  various 
agricultural  colleges  a  student,-,,;  iV^wt^iture  soil 
a  part  of  his  time  in  dairying  a  part  in  h0£ttoulture.  soil 
work  live  stOok  work  and  all  of  the  other  branches  •  ® 

man  looking  for  information  along  a  Bpeoial  line  gets  onl# 
a^att^inl  of  the  things  he  is  most  interested  in. 

Ihe  4  year  agricultural  course  is  for  the  prospective 
professor,  primarily. 

She  sohool  outlined  would  be  particularly  for  the  specialist. 

necessary.  llr.  McGregor  will  procure  letters  from 
the  Collector  of  Customs  obviating  the  necessity  of 
obtaining  it. 

X  also  wish  to  coll  Ur.  Edison's  atte! 

London,  Ontario,  and  they  will  be  instructed  to  ext( 
any  attention  he  should  desire  wlule  passing  througl 

If  there  is  anything  further  that  he 
via  lies  mo  to  do  X  will  bo  very  glad  indeed  to  have 
opportunity  to  serve  him. 

A  copy  of  Ur.  McGregor's  letter  is 
enclosed  herewith. 

Very  truly  yours, 

6.  N-/l  -yy'.k  W. 

Ootober  8,  1914. 

Mr.  Wm.  H.  Meadoworoft, 

Edison  laboratory. 

Dear  Mr.  Meadoworoft: 

I  have  a  son-in-law,  resident  at 
Niagara  Falls,  N.Y.,  who  very  muoh  desires  to  meet, 
under  favorable  conditions,  Henry  Ford,  of  Detroit. 

It  has  ooourred  to  me  there  is  probably 
nobody  in  the  world  better  acquainted  with  Ford  than 
just  our  own  Mr.  Edison.  I  am,  therefore,  requesting 
you  to  write  a  simple,  formal  letter  introducing  Donald 
M.  Hepburn,  of  Niagara  Falls,  to  Henry  Ford,  of  Detroit, 
Michigan,  and  get  Mr.  Edison  to  put  hid  signature  to  it. 

In  explanation  of  who  Mr.  Hepburn  is,  I  beg 
to  say  that  he  is  the  manufacturer  of  what  is  known  in 
the  trade  as  "The  lad's  Car",  a  small  automobile  intended 
for  use  by  young  boys  and  youths  who  have  a  meohanical 
turn  of  mind,  who  purohase  the  parts  and  assemble  the 
same  themselves.  The  business  has  developed  wonderfully, 
and  he  is  shipping  the  parts  to  every  civilized  ?°™y 
in  the  world.  He  has  several  other  business  interests 
and  is  a  good,  all  around,  exceptionally  energetic,  young 
man.  HiB  desire  to  meet  Mr.  Ford  is  caused  by  his 
knowledge  that  Mr.  Ford  is  negotiating  to  secure  the 
property  of  the  United  States  Power  &  Heating  Company, 
located  in  or  near  Niagara  Falls,  end  he  thinks  that  an 
interview  with  Mr.  Ford  would  result  in  mutual  benefit 
to  both  Ford  and  himself. 

Thanking  you  in  advanoe  for  your  good  offices 
in  the  matter,  and  with  kind  regards  to  Mr.  Edison  and 
yourself,  I  am. 

Very  truly  yours. 

P.  B.  Siiaw 
VnuAMWOBt  H'. 

October  12,  1914. 

Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison , 

Orange ,  N . J . 

hear  Mr.  Edison: 

I  am  sorry  to  have 
letter  of  the  8th  instant. 

troubled  you  v'ith  my 

t  can  cmite  understand  the  necessity  for 
t;0u  to  establish  the 'rule  mentioned,  and  as  rules  mean 

srsuat:  ssu- 

ly  promise  to  do  so  '  no  more  . 

T7ith  hind  regards,  T.  am. 

usually  necessary 

of  American  tourists. 

When-  Ur.  Edison  gets  to  Niagara  Falls 
possibly  the  easiest  way  to  get  through  would  be  to 
call  on  the  Collector  of  Customs,  and  he  will 
immediately  issue  orders  to  the  officers  at  the 

Also  you  will  have  to  be  sure  and  report 
his  car  out  at  Windsor  when  going  across  to  Detroit 


Very  truly  yours, 
G.  M.  KcGregor. 


November  9th, 1914 

Mr.  Meadowcroft:- 

Sometime  ago  you  sent  a  letter  to 
me  sent  Mr.  Edison  by  Mr,  Eugene  H.  Grubb.  1  sent  the 
original  letter  to  Mr.  liebold.  I  had  a  talk  with 
Mr.  liebold  while  in  Detroit  and  this  morning  I 
received  the  enclosed  letter.  Will  you  kindly 
write  a  note  to  Mr.  Grubb. 



PHILADELPHIA,  November  19,  1914. 

respondence  signed  by  his  Secretary  and  we  are,  therefore,  sending 
an  additional  copy  addressed  to  Mr.  ?ord  at  his  country  home,  Sear- 
born,  Michigan,  and  have  offered  to  confer  with  him  in  person  if 
wo  can  be  of  any  service  in  the  selection  of  his  equipment. 

We  are  very  much  pleased  at  the  evidence  your  letter 
affords  of  your  own  interest  in  our  new  catalogue  LABORATORY  APPA¬ 
RATUS  AED  RSAGEUTS,  and  remain. 

Yours  very  truly, 


ise,  I).  J.  1 

V-e  enclose  copy  of  our  latter  of  Eovember  19th 

the  outfitting  of  a  laboratory  for  Mr.  Ford,  particularly  so  if 
you  are  to  have  to  do  with  the  selection  of  equipment. 

Holding  ourselves,  therefore,  continually  at  your 
service  and  again  expressing  our  appreciation  of  your  interest, 



November  19,  1914. 

Ur.  Honry  Ford, 

Detroit,  Michigan. 

Dear  Sir:- 

In  a  letter  dated 
writes  as  follows;- 

r.  Thomas  A.  F.dison 

November  16th  Ul 

Mr.  Ford  would  lilto  very 
much  to  know  what  Ur.  Edison' s  experience  hae 
been  in  regard  to  the  use  of  Ultra-Microscopes. 
V/e  have  Zeiss'  circulars  pertaining  to  Cardioid 
Ultra-Microscope  and  others,  but  before  placing 
an  order  for  same,  would  like  to  know  which  has 
thus  far  given  him  the  best  service. 

Edison  concerning  an 
did  not  remember  whet 

Mr.  Ford  talked  with  Mr. 
instrument  of  this  kind,  but 
ther  any  particular  kind  was 

Very  truly  yours, 

ftfy.oj iW \hSk, 

Secretary  to  HENRY  FORD} 

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Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Foreign-Language  Documents  (Untranslated) 
[not  selected]  (E-14-45) 

This  folder  contains  foreign-language  documents  that  were  not 
translated  by  Edison's  office  staff,  along  with  others  that  were  translated  and 
subsequently  separated  from  the  English-language  version  Included  s 
correspondence  from  France,  Germany,  and  Russia.  Some  of  the  documents 
pertain  to  the  impact  of  World  War  I  on  the  international  chemical  industry. 

Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Fort  Myers  (E-14-46) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to 
Edison's  home,  property,  and  community  interests  at  Fort  Myers,  Florida. 
Included  are  letters  concerning  repairs  to  Edison's  dock  and  shipments  of 
phonograph  records,  laboratory  supplies,  and  equipment. 

Approximately  10  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  selected.  Most 
of  the  unselected  documents  are  routine  items  pertaining  to  the  shipment  of 


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Kinetoscope  Department,  show  you' the  CATERPILLAR  film  por¬ 
traying  the  "MODERN  HORSE", and  realizing  that  we  ar“ 
CATERPILLARS  in  several  different  sizes,  the  BABY  a 
Being  the  smallest,  let  me.  know  whether  your  Port  Meyer ^ 
ida,  Plantation  is  ready  for  c 
CATERPILLARS  that  we  are  i 

Vfe  have  had  some  excellent  results  from  the  KINETOSCOPE  <~~ 
and  it  is  unquestionably  the  Best  selling  medium  ttiat  I  know 
of,  excepting  showing  the  CATERPILLAR  itself  in  actual  , 

operation.  1 

Yours  very  truly, 


Orange ,  ..  *  jW<  +  ?< ~~ £' ^ 

My  aear  sir:  4^ 

Referring  to  otir  conversation  'last  winter 
relative  to  repairing  your  dock,  I  have  gone  over  the  c 

proposition  carefully  and  I  believe  the  only  practical  <r'~ 

way  and  hy  far  the  cheapest  in  the  long  run  will  he  to  £ 

rebuild  it  complete.  There  is  very  little  good,  sound  ^ 

lumber  in  the  entire  dock. 

I  have  an  excellent  dock  builder  here  now  who  ft 

offers  to  do  the  work  at  a  very  low  figure.  He  is  the  jKS 

best  dock  builder  in  this  country  and  absolutely  honest  ' 
and  reliable.  X  have  had  him  figure  the  job  several  ways,  & 

that  is,  to  do  it  all  by  contract,  or  by  the  day  and  the 

idea  is  to  put  in  larger  and  heavier  piling  ana  also  to  p 

have  the  flooring  level  instead  of  rough  and  uneven  as  g 

at  present.  The  dock  is  1,500  feet  long  by  six  feet  wide  P 

and  will  require  the  driving  of  500  piling,  30.000  feet  - 

of  flooring,  4,000  feet  of  stringers  and  about  #50  worth  b 
of  nails,  also  2,000  feet  of  flooring  for  the  pavilion,  $ 

besides  the  removal  of  the  old  dock.  Most  of  the  piling  f 

under  the  pavilion  are  pretty  rotten  and  the  floor  will  G  _ 

have  to  he  renewed  this  year.  The  best  figure  I  can  C 

arrive  at  after  figuring  several  different  ways  is 
o2  000  for  the  job,  complete,  and  this  should  give  you*  ^ 

a  dook  that  would  last  the  rest  of  your  life.  X  ao  nofk  « 
believe  the  actual  oost  will  vary  W  one  W  "  the  oM  ! 
from  this  figure.  This  aoes  not  include  any  hand  rail  1 X  \  % 
on  the  siae  of  the  aook.  If  you  wanted  this  it  could bb  I  ^ 

erected  at  the  same  time  and  at  a  very  reasonable  figur|. 

I  will  appreciate  yo\ir  giving  me  an  answer  int  4 
regard  to  the  above  as  soon  as  possible,  aB  it  would  be 
well  to  get  the  work  started  early  in  the  season.  You  «j 

instructed  me  to  have  this  dock  repaired  last  winter  when  J 
you  were  here,  but  after  going  over  it  carefully  I  felt  & 

it  would  be  much  oheaper  for  you  in  the  long  run  to  have  | 

y  iMHellt^H  llpeSslvBe|Lnd  ^wlLy|0Sn:sltisfactor^i _ f 

Very  truly  yours. 

.Toe  Colling 


Painter  and  Decorator 

138  Central  Avenue 

Hackensack,  N.  J., . .^...191 

^  cU-e*-  ^ 


Sept.  22,  1914. 

My  dear  Sir: 

X  have  your  letter  of  the  12th  in  regard  to 
vour  dock.  Yes  X  agree  with  you  there  is  comparatively 
little  revenue  derived  from  your  home  place  here  tut 
of  course  not  much  can  he  expected.  However,  if  y 
will  review  my  records  for  the  past  few  years  you  will 
see  that  I  have  averaged  selling  about  £500  worth  of 
fruit  from  the  premises  each  year  and  of  course  this 
is  the  only  source  of  revenue  from  this  property. 

In  regard  to  the  dock,  I  can  have  it  patched 
uu  so  it  will  probably  last  through  this  season  but 
IPam  sure  it  is  only  a  question  of  another  year  before 
it  will  have  to  be  entirely  rebuilt,  for  it  has  never  been 
in  good  shape  since  the  hurricane  of  four  years  ago. 

Of  course  I  shall  gladly  comply  with  yourwishesin 
the  matter,  and  if,  after  considering  what  I  £®;Ve  told 
you  of  the  condition  of  the  dock,"  you  4®oiae  t°  have  it 
patched  up  for  this  year  instead  of  rebuilding  it  I  will 
have  the  work  done  just  as  economically  as  possible. 

I  will  appreciate  your  advising  me  promptly 
just  what  you  want  done  to  the  dock,  if  anything  at  all, 

-•>  that  X  can  make  arrangements  for  the  work. 

Very  truly  yours. 



Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Glenmont  (E-14-47) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  relating l  to 

the  furnishing  and  maintenance  of  Glenmont,  Edison's  home  n  the  private 
residential  community  of  Llewellyn  Park  in  West  Orange.  Included  are 
documents  concerning  Christmas  celebrations  and  the  installation  of  public 
service  electrical  current  to  the  home. 

All  of  the  documents  have  been  selected. 

January  3rd,  1914. 

■Mr.  E.  S.  Bixler, 

Office :- 

I  vms  very  much  annoyed  and  disappointed 
to  lenrn  yesterday  when  X  was  at  Orange  that  the  Christmas 
tree  which  was  forwarded  from  Oxford  to  Orange  for  Mrs. 

Edison  was  a  cedar  tree,  and  could  not  he  used.  In  accord¬ 
ance  with  my  instructions  to  you  and  also  my  letter  to  Mr. 
Condon  I  had  been  under  the  impression  that  a  first  class 
tree  had  been  selected  and  forwarded,  in  fact,  you  told 
me  that  Mr.  Condon  said  the  tree  was  a  first  class  specimen. 

X  wish  you  would  find  out  whether  or  not  Mr.  Condon  knows 
positively  that  the  tree  which  he  personally  selected  was 
the  one  which  was  out  and  forwarded ,  or  whether  he  le  ft  it 
to  some  of  his  men,  who,  possibly  may  have  out  and  ship¬ 
ped  the  wrong  tree. 

The  outcome  of  this  is  a  great  disappoihtment 
to  me  as  I  was  most  anxious  to  do  everything  possible  to 
get  the  right  kind  of  a  tree  for  Mrs.  Edison  and  am  anxious 
to  know  just  who  is  responsible  for  the  fall-down. 

yours  very  truly, 



January  5,  1914. 

Mr.  Thomas  Condon, 

Ox  fort!  Quarry , 

•  Belvidere,  II.  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Mr.  Mallory  returned  to  the  office  on 
Saturday,  having  been  at  the  laboratory  at  Orange  on  Friday, 
and  wrote  me  the  attached  note  in  reference  to  the  Christmas 
tree.  I  was  so  .<mch  disappointed  that  I  oould  not  express 
myself,  and  oannot  make  an  explanation  to  Mr.  Mallory. 

Mr.  Mallory  wrote  you  on  Deo.  4th  in 
reference  to  the  tree  and  covered  the  ground  fully,  and 
when  I  was  talking  to  you  over  the  telephone  you  told  mo 
that  it  was  the  finest  tree  you  ever  saw,  so  X  thought  we 
surely  were  0.  K. 

Will  you  kindly  read  Mr.  Mallory’s 
letter  over  very  carefully  and  return  it  to  me  promptly, 
giving  me  an  explanation  to  make  for  the  fall-down. 

Yours  very  truly. 

Secretary  to  President. 

EITCTjO  SIIRK :  -1 . 

The  Edison  Portland  Cement  Co. 

new  village. 

O.  address.  STEW  ARTS  V1LLE.  N.  J. 

January  19,  1914. 

Smtoh^mass.'.’  pott’offioeSquir^iiW 

Mr.  w.  H.  Meadcwcroft, 

Edison  laboratory, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Mr.  Meadowcroft:- 

I  beg  herewith  to  hand  you  correB- 
pondence  relative  to  the  Christmas  tree  which  was  ehipped 
to  Orange  for  Mrs.  Edison,  which  explains  itself. 

Mr.  Condon  has  stated  personally  that  he 
is  quite  at  a  loss  to  know  why  the  tree  would  not  answer, 
as  it  was  a  fine  specimen  and  is  the  same  kind  of  tree  that 
is  used  by  many  local  people  as  Christmas  trees. 

He  feels  very  much  chagrined  over  the 

—  i  —«*•«•  »"•  *“•“  *“* 

MM  felt  «.t  h.  U1K  »1.  “  '“Ty 


Yours  very  truly. 



li;,ry  v.'.'.O  o!)!i"Cil  lo 
v  sip  mm*  llic  above 
lied  by  him. 

pittite  £*rufo  Bcrtrir  (Humpany 

Orange,  N.  J. , 

Sept.  25th,  1914. 

Mr.  C.  Nicolai,  Superintendent, 
Edison  Phonograph  Works, 
Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

As  per  request  of  Mr.  Goodwin,  I  wish  to  submit 
herewith  figures  to  what  it  would  cost  to  install  an 
underground  service  to  Mr.  Edison's  residence  in  Llewellyn 
Park  to  our  pole.  It  was  proposed  that  two  poles  would 
he  set  from  our  terminal  pole  at  Mr.  Cox's  residence  in 
the  street  in  hack  of  ^r.  Edison's  house  and  thence  under¬ 
ground  to  the  house.  The  distanct  from  the  last  pole  to 
the  house  is  approximately  180  feet  including  up  the  pole. 

This  underground  work  we  will  install  for  Mr. 
Edison  at  the  rate  of  60  cents  per  foot.  Measurements  to 
he  taken  from  inside  of  wall  to  top  of  pole.  These  figures 
'Sre-  at  cost. 

Yours  very  truly. 

Superintendent . 

0.  Ilicolai 


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IVEXT.OlIlO  Uo toiler  24,  1914. 

tlr.  Thos.  Edison, 

West,  «.u. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  do  not  believe  there  is  the  slightest  doubt  but 
that  some  of  your  trees  need  attention. 

Nor  do  I  think  you  will  ergue  the  statement  that 
they  add  greatly  to  the  value  of  your  estate,  and  are  well 
worth  preserving. 

One  of  our  experts  will  bo  near  your  home  in  about 
three  weeks. 

o  have  him  inspeot  your  trees,  I  shall 
re  »u  j.jiu .i»,.  „o.ui  to  that  effect.  He  can  detect  hidden 
weaknesses  and  diseases  and  will  undoubtedly  give  you  a  great 
deal  of  valuable  information.  You  con  then  decide  as  to  whether 
or  not  you  care  to  have  any  work  done  that  may  be  necessary. 
Asking  for  an  inspection  does  not  bind  you  in  any  way  to  employ 
our  sorvice.  -  Q  z' 

eabe  return 

the  enclosed  card. 

e  to  have  him  oall?  If  s 

Sincerely  yours?  Y 

feneral  Manager. 


'3  07) 

Ur.  R.  Burkhaltor ,  Superintend ent 
Public  Service  Electric  Co. 
Orange,  H.  J. 

Bear  Sir: 

Referring  to  you r  letter  to  me  of  Sept.  26,  in  which  you 
mention  the  necessary  work  to  he  done  to  install  Public  Service 
current  at  Mr.  Edison's  home: 

I  have  just  received  a  memorandum  from  him  reading: 

"What  does  this  all  amount  to  in  dollars 
and  cents?  Do  wo  have  to  buy  the  poles 
and  pay  for  erecting  them,  etc.?" 

Will  you  thoreforo  kindly  give  me  an  approximate  total  cost 
of  bringing  this  service  to  and  installing  same  at  Mr.  Edison's 
home,  as  soon  as  possible  and  oblige 

Yours  very  truly 


Genoral  Superintondont 

publtr  Stertrir  (Emttpany 

Chas.  A.  Nicolai, 

General  Superintendent, 

Orange ,  H .  J. ,  j  ’  ‘  \)  \^/ 
Nov,  24th,'  \914.  /  )  (K  / 

.  '  \/  V  V 

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v  v  -  v  j 

In  reply  to  your  letter  of  Hoy.  23rd,  I  wiah 
is;  follows  that  the  work  to  he  done  to  reach  Mr. 
j  house  will  require  two  poles,  to  he  set  on 
son's  property  from  Ur.  Cox's  residence,  and  thence 

from  last  pole  to  Mr.  Edison's  residence  xindergroxmd. 

The  two  poles  we  will  set  free  of  charge,  hut 
the  underground  service  I  have  quoted  you  as  60  cents 
per  foot.  The  distance  from  the  top  of  polo  to  inside 
of  wall  of  house  is  approximately  180  feet.  If  the  under- 
feround  work  iB  nnt  more  than  180  feet,  the  cost  will  ho 

This  work  was  gone  over  with  Mr.  Goodwin  of 
your  Company  and  he  is  familiar  with  this  work.  Of  course , 
I  ao  not  know  whether  Hr.  Edison  will  care  to  have  poles 
on  the  upper  ena  of  his  property  or  not,  hut  if  the  under¬ 
ground  is  to  he  extended  further  the  cost  will  rim  higher. 
I  think  if  you  will  take  this  matter  up  with  Mr.  Goodwin, 

Jtoblir  £>mwe  Etertrir 

he  will  Give  you  the  necessary  information,  as  he 
was  on  the  grounds  at  the  time  we  V&nt  over  this 

Yours  very  truly, 

dX .  C&AAjdMia 

Superintendent . 

QUG-Kj  Hour— 

December  9th,  1914. 

BAB- 9-1464 

Mr.  Chas.  Edison, 


Bear  Charles: 

In  reply  to  your  memorandum  regarding  electric  lights 
at  the  house,  I  am  sorry  to  inform  you  I  do  not  think  batteries 
will  be  practical  at  your  house  unless  you  put  a  charging  plant 
there  large  enough  to  take  care  of  the  charging  itself. 

On  account  of  the  large  number  of  lights  you  are  using 
at  the  house  it  would  be  necessary  to  have  quite  a  good  sized 
battery  there  and  you  would  not  be  able  to  charge  this  battery 
from  the  present  line.  I  would  strongly  recommend  that  you  make 
other  arrangements  for  lighting  the  house  other  than  the  present 
system  or  installing  a  battery. 

I  believe  the  Public  Service  would  be  the  most  success¬ 
ful  and  you  would  then  have  light  at  all  times  and  would  be  no 
need  of  running  the  plant  here  especially  for  your  house  during 
the  holidays  and  Sundays.  I  see  no  reason  why  they  should  put 
any  poles  on  your  property,  '"his  could  be  done  underground  as  well 
as.  the  rest  of  them,  although  Mr.  Burkhalter  recommends  two  poles 
be  placed  on  the  property.  It  would  not  mean  a  great  expense  to 
put  this  underground  also. 

rtJUzc  C.  *~ 



gs.  lii®oirs  chrischas  ceivebpjleioh 

I  understand  that  Heb.  saison  apoha  to 
you  thl3  morning  about  the  rad  lanterns 
in  c onne ct ionswith  the  Christmas  tree  . 

Hr.  F.  S.  Richards  of  the  Public  Service 
"of'lTewark,  says  we  can  get  the  lanterns 
as  follows . 

ninety  Red  lanterns  from  the  Public  Ser¬ 
vice  Railroad,  Passaic  Wharf,  Passaic 
p.ivsr  and  Plank  Hoad.  Hr.  Payley. 

Sixty  Red  lanterns  from  the  Ruhlic  Ser¬ 
vice  Gas  department,  34  Front  Street, 

Sixty  Red  lanterns  will  be  obtained  from 
the  Roseville  Carbarns  but  wo  shall  have 
to  notify  Hr.  ?•  B-  Richards,  by  tele¬ 
phone  when  you  expect  to  send  for  these 
sixty  lanterns,  as  he  will  have  to  arrange 
for  a  m"*  to  go  there  and  open  the  barns, 
to  deliver  them  to  our  truckman. 

Will  you  kinaiy  note  that  these  lanterns 
may  be  obtained  either  on  the  2Snd  or 
23rd  of  December,  and  that  ^b9n  Hr3.  -.dison 
is  through  with  them  they  will  have  to  be 
returned  to  tfle  places  from  where  they  were 

Yours  very  truly, 

“fy  ({'  )7l 


Mr.  Meadowcroft : 

December  17,  1914 
BAB-9 -1531 

X  have  your  memorandum  of  December  17th  regarding  the 
red  lanterns  for  Mrs.  Edison  for  Christman  celebration.  Mrs. 
Edison  had  not  taken  up  the  red  lanterns  with  me ,  but  1  will 
take  this  up  in  as  much  as  yo\i  have  now  informed  me.  X  will 
see  that  Mr.  Richards  is  called  up  and  we  will  get  the  lanterns 
for  Mrs.  Edison. 

X  am  also  detailed  to  get  a  Christmas  tree  for  her 
to  be  planted  permenantly  in  the  High  School  yard. 


-\l*  ^mh^sm.  -jar  ew*«.y»cU. 
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j^JL^  *S  lJY 

Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Health  and  Diet  (E-14-48) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to 
Edison's  health  and  dietary  habits.  Among  the  documents  for  1 914  are  items 
concerning  Edison's  consumption  of  decaffeinated  coffee,  including  a 
newspaper  advertisement  by  the  Kaffee  Hag  Corporation  in  which  Edison  is 
quoted.  The  correspondents  include  S.  G.  Bayne,  president  of  the  Seaboard 
National  Bank  in  New  York,  and  Horace  L.  Hotchkiss,  a  banker,  stockbroker, 
and  longtime  Edison  associate. 

Less  than  10  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  selected,  including 
all  items  bearing  substantive  marginalia  by  Edison. 

My  dear  Mr.  Ediaoi^Q^  C“'-,r  ' 

iff  v.r  rj . o:i-„ ■.  'c  A  group  of  young“men, 

wfiodi  hafiitritt  Is  to  oongregate  and  disousB 

:  oiat  -.vtofHS-v  .tedffii""  v II> w.&rx 

matters  of  various  import,  were  recently 

gathered  with  thisobjebt  in  mind.  After^ 
“the” shutt4ieob6kJof "vagrant  ’  discussion  and  "ar- 
''gument  been2 oast  pro  and  con  for  a  few 

xhours ,  some  oneB2aun(3hea[~tbe'Jt6pib  of' vege¬ 
tarianism  ''in'  our  °miJst J.  “  °As^is  the "  natural 

‘“kinft',  we  “poked  around  ifl  our  collective  mind 
-fbruexampietf'of  'great  men  and  women  who  were 
avowed- disoipieB  "oi  t&s  mode subsistence , 
and  as  witli  a  few '  others,  'tfook  it  upon  my¬ 
self  ‘to  'support  the  affirmative  of  this  ques- 
aftifon  '"‘t^at  bur  greatest'  men  and  women  are  *tot- 
i^0'® a&eMI<^rom;  a  fleBh^iet1  and  attribute 
the  It- Wo oe s s  in1  life^  to"  the  system  of  vege¬ 
tarianism"^  I  presented  your  name  as  one  who 
was  an  aotive  praot iti'oneri^  of  ‘thisdiet’  and 
who  gives  it  orbdit ,  ixr'a°  great  measure,  for 

)  adjourned  for  a  few  weeks  to  look  up  the  mat- 

supposedly  written  articles,  vanished  into  thin 
air ,  when  they  could,  not  produgepjje  artioles 
in  question,  .T,pn  con  junction  pith  .others, 
also  delved  into  many  hooks  treating  on  the 
subject  at  issue  and  biographies  of  your^life, 
in  the  hopes  of ^getting^some  little  .fao.t  pouch¬ 
ing  on  thispopiophat  would  . swa^.  some , 

but  though twe  dragged. many  works  exhaustively  orliooIXoc  ...o  ■■\t  on n.-.-.oq  o-.v  ,an->- 

,  it  .has  netted  ous  nothing.  .In puri£d.eBpJe1ration 

we  oome.  topou,  and  hope^that.. cur  .appeal., ^or  in¬ 
formation  .will  not  be  without,  .fruit. I  .^s.sure 

you  that  all  of  us  .will  be  highly  .^hankf-ul  for 

-aono  exdi  xo  rivrJa..rix.--c  -jH»  j  u'Ih— 

a  word  from  (yoji  rel^tiVjO  po  this  jiues.tion  ^as 

it  will  sureJLp&orj»mble  pur  hones.,  of  oontex^ion. 

, .  Yojir^  jfxfe  sinoer.e!3.y1,1  yj{i 

.  o..!0  ,JX!  ,,  .:Jsri  iiL'-X  ho+'i ovvzq  i  ,  "walnax'xc-i 

ovlioa  no-  aa-v 

ao't  .o'xnase.TOo-^Wf  Jlftjfoto  **■  <=  ti¬ 

the  brain  and  physioal  power  which  you  enjoy 
at  your  advanced  age.  The  introduction  of 
your  name  into  the  controversy  precipitated 
a  running  fire  of  arguments  and  for  the  nonoe 
such  personages  as  Shaw,  Bernhardt,  etc.,  were 
forgotten  and  the  debate  in  all  its  fury 
swirled  and  eddied  about  you  alone.  Everybody 
betrayed  a  remarkable  familiarity  with  your 
private  mode  of  living.  When  they  were  asked 
the  source  of  their  facts ,  they  hem-  and  hawed 
and  could  not  tell.  I  had  read  somewhere  of 
your  strict  observance  to  this  diet ,  but  for 
the  life  of  me  could  not  the  place  my  mental 
finger  on  the  place.  So  for  the  moment  I  had 
to  admit  defeat,  though  my  side  refused  to 
ooncede  that  we  were  wrong  in  this  respeot, 
they  generously  having  full  faith  in  my  state¬ 
ment  .  The  leader  of  the  negative  maintained 
on  the  other  hand  that  you  never  practiced 
vegetarianism,  and  in  fact,  never  did  give 
any  too  much  attention  to  your  food.  He  men¬ 
tioned  some  articles  supporting  him  in  this. 

'xo  sfoii’owSoitai  oxf'f  ■  <a«..Ai/l-iTnYi)fl  x;  •;  ; 

^  irooxrf  ^erovc'tffr.  -o  !w  .j 

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Orange,  J. 

Dear  Sir: 

I  am  very  confident 
that  what  John  Burroughs  would 
have  to  say  regarding  any  ex¬ 
perience  of  his  own  would  carry 
weight  with  you.  For  that  rea¬ 
son  I  am  taking  the  liberty  to 
v/rite  you  and  say  that  he  is  a 
most  enthusiastic  advocate  of 
the  use  of  Sanatogen,  regarding 
which  possibly  he  has  spoken  to 

I  wish  you  would  take 
the  time  to  look  through  the 
enclosed  published  letters  or 
parts  of  letters  from  prominent 
people  who  have  freely  attested 
to  their  use  of  the  preparation, 
sume  of  whom  you  know,  I  am  sure. 

Sanatogen  is  a  food  pre¬ 
paration  in  concentrated  form, 
free  from  alcohol  or  any  harmful 
ingredient  whatsoever,  therefore 

may  be  taken  without  any  mis¬ 
giving  as  to  overdose  or  re¬ 

We  wish  you  would 
try  this  preparation  and  per¬ 
mit  us  to  send  you  a  few  samples 
without  incurring  any  obligation 
who.tever.  The  enclosed  card 
will  serve  your  convenience. 

Sanatogen  is  most 
•  valuab  1  e"  in  ‘reconst r u c t i n g 
cells  and  tissue,  giving  fresh 
stimulus  to  the  appetite,  aid¬ 
ing  wonderfully  the  digestion 
of  daily  food  and  carrying 
new  strength  to  the  nerves  and 

Awaiting  the  pleasure 
to  serve  you,  I  am 

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sy  Raymond  ( 

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To  '^^S^S’Ediaon. 

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£Jiav<T  bceT  trying  out  some  of  the 
3  ^nd'firtTth^t  I  can  do  witj^it  a  great  deal  of 
sloop  and  still  keep  in  good,  ^ven  hotter,  shape. 

However .  I  would  c^ko  to  inquire  if  you 
•  think  this  plan  of  shortening  oloe^  should  he 
carried  out  in  young  people.  y/  aro  quoted  as  saying: 

"t  have  tried  to  induce  ray  daughter  to  live 
this  way.  hut  she  will  not  do  it.  She  wan-s 
to  oat  the  usual  amount  and  sleep  cieU 

nirht. - But  my  youngest  hoy.  who  is  only  1<- 

but;  the  reasonableness  of  i  k  very  quickly. 

Am  i  to  infer  that  your  hoy  eats  less  than  most  hoys 
and  sleeps  1033  than  eight  hours  a  night?  If  so 
I  would  like  to  hear  how  it  works  out.  Perhaps  as  you 
are  so  very  busy  ho  night  ho  persuaded  to  write  rac  hirasolf 

about  this.  Trua1;iae  that  I  may  hear  soon  X  am 

Very  truly. 

Commandant  Co.  D.  11th  Keg.  U.B.B.A. 




TAB  /  b°f 

June  5th  1914. 

Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

National  Eleotrlo  Light  Convention, 

Philadelphia,  Pa. 

Dear  Siri- 

Pardon  me  for  troubling  you  on  a  slight  matter,  but  I  would 
very  muoh  like  to  know  whether  there  ie  any  eleotrloal  significance  in 
the  position  taken  in  sleeping.  That  is,  whether  one  should  be  headed 
to  the  North. 

May  I  impose  on  your  already  busy  life  with  this  additional 

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relieved  to  find  you  do  v;ith  about  that  vou  take  the  toocd  principle 

being  only^Ojounds.^  “^£fe0^th  ?he  caffeine  taken  out.  U,  I  trouWe 


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Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Honors  and  Awards  (E-14-49) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to 
Edison's  formal  awards  and  honors.  Included  are  invitations  for  Edison  to 
compete  for  Nobel  Prizes  in  Chemistry  and  Natural  Philosophy,  which 
received  no  reply  from  the  inventor.  Also  included  are  documents  pertaining 
to  the  thirty-fifth  anniversary  of  the  invention  of  the  incandescent  light  and  to 
a  joint  resolution  by  the  U.S.  Congress  honoring  that  achievement  with  a 
commemorative  gold  medal,  as  well  as  letters  regarding  an  award  from  the 
American  Humane  Education  Society. 

All  of  the  documents  have  been  selected  except  for  duplicates. 

Resolutions  to  Mr  Charles  A  Coffin,  on  his  retirement  from 
the  Presidency  to  the  Chairmanship  of  the  Hoard /and  to  Mr 
E  Rice  Jr,  upon  assuming  the  duties  of  the  Pipsi^eSjy  of 
the  General  Electric  Company,  ’.'.'a  should  lihoA'if  pofsiblo, 
to  combine  with  the  presentation  of  these  Resolutions  that 
of  the  gold  medal  to  you. 

Can  you  name  a  time,  after  your  return  from  the 
South,  when  this  could  be  done?  ICy  thought  is  to  meet  for 
dinner  and  an  evening,  inviting  the  members  of  the  Executive 
Committee  of  the  Edison  Association  and  perhaps  some  others 
as  our  guests . 

Trusting  this  may  be  practicable. 

Very  sincerely  yours  y? 

Mr.  H.  M.  Hutchinson; 

I  return  herewith  the  letter  rejj^ived  i 
from  the  Massachusetts  society  for  the  prevention/#  cruelty  i 
to  Animals  and  The  American  Humane  Education  Society  of 
Boston  written  under  date  of  the  15th  insty?  as  you  requested, 

having  taken  care  of  that  part  of  the  letter  which  oonoe^ed 
this  department.  \  j 

April  20,  1914. 

Dr.  Francis  IT.  Rowley.  President, 

American  Humane  Education  Society, 
45  ri IV.  Street,  ■ 

Boston.  Hass. 

Dear  Sir:^ 

Replying  to  your  letter  of  April  15th: 

,  I  have  instructed  that  one  of  our  represent¬ 
atives  call  on  you  at  his  earliest  convenience,  in  the 
matter  referred  to. 

Mr.  Edison  returned  from  the  South  this  morn¬ 
ing,  and  X  have  ascertained  from  him  that  he  would  accept 
a  medal  from  the  American  Humane  Education  Society ,  as 
you  suggest. 

Respectfully , 








Pa  uppdrag  af  Kungl.  Svenska  Vetenskapsakademien  hafva  undertecknade,  med- 
Iemmar  af  dess  Nobelkommittd  for  kemi,  aran  inbjuda  Eder  att  inkomma  med  rorslag  till 
motlagare  af  Nobelpriset  i  kemi  for  1915. 

I  enlighet  med  foreskriflema  i  Nobelstiftelsens  Grundstadgar,  som  till  Eder  ofver- 
sandts,  bor  i  forslaget  angifvas  den  upptiickt  eller  forbattring,  for  hvilken  prisets  utdelande 
foresias,  hvarjiimte  forslaget  bor  vara  motiveradt  och  atfoljdt  af  de  skrifter  och  andra  liand- 
lingar,  som  aberopas.  Aldre  arbeten  kunna  blifva  foremal  for  beloning  alienast  i  hiindelse 
deras  betydelse  forst  under  senaste  tiden  blifvit  adagalagd.  Forslag  mfiste,  for  att  kunna 
upptagas  till  profiling,  vara  inkommet  till  Nobelkommittdn  fore  den  1  febr.  1915.  Forslags- 
skrifveisen  bor  adresseras  till: 

“Kungl.  Vetenskapsakademiens  Nobelkommitte  for  kemi. 


hvarjiimte  a  omslaget  bor  angifvas  att  forsiindelsen  innchSller  Forslag  till  mottagare  af  Nobel- 
pris  i  kemi. 

Stoekholm  i  sept.  1914. 





Letire  confldentielle. 


L’Acaddmie  Royale  des  Sciences  a  61u  les  soussignds  membres  de  son  Comitd  Nobel 
pour  la  chimie,  et  c’est  en  cette  quality  que  nous  avons  1'honneur  de  vous  inviter  b  nous 
presenter  une  proposition  pour  Ie  prix  Nobel  de  chimie  b  ddcerner  en  1915. 

D’aprfes  les  prescriptions  du  Statut  de  la  Fondation  Nobel,  dont  nous  vous  avons 
adressfi  un  exemplaire,  cette  proposition  doit  contenir  l’indication  de  la  ddcouverte  faite  ou 
du  perfectionnement  apporte  dans  la  chimie,  dont  l’auteur  est  propose  pour  Ie  prix  Nobel. 
En  outre,  elle  doit  etre  motivee  et  accompagnee  des  ouvrages  et  autres  documents  sur  lesquels 
elle  s'appuie.  Les  travaux  qui  n’appartiennent  pas  ft  Fdpoque  ia  plus  rdcente  ne  peuvent 
etre  objets  de  recompense  que  dans  le  cas  oil  Ieur  importance  n’a  ete  ddmontree  que  dans 
les  derniers  temps.  Pour  etre  prise  en  consideration,  la  proposition  doit  parvenir  au  Comite 
Nobel  de  chimie  avant  le  1"  Fevrier  1915.  La  lettre  doit  etre  adressee  au 
Comite  Nobel  de  chimie  de  VAcademie  Royale  des  Sciences 
a  Stockholm 

et  porter  sur  I'enveloppe  qu’elle  contient  une  proposition  de  prix. 

Stockholm,  Septembre  1914. 





40th  Dist.  M.Y. 


I  trust  that  you  will  not  disapprove  the  Joint  Resolution 
of  the  Senate  and  House  of  Representatives  which  I  to-day  took 
the  honor  of  introducing  in  the  House.  It  provides,  after 
referring  very  Briefly  to  your  illustrious  service  to  mankind, 

"That  the  thanks  of  Congress  he  hereby  given  to 
Thomas  A.  Edison,  and  that  a  gold  medal  commemorative 
of  this  Resolution  he  struck  in  his  honor,  and  that  the 
sum  of  $5000.00  he  appropriated  for  this  purpose  out  of 
any  moneys  not  otherwise  appropriated  in  the  Treasury 
of  the  United  States,  and  he  it  further 

Resolved,  that  the  President  of  the  United  States, 
the  Vice-President  of  the  United  States,  and  the  Speaker 
of  the  House  of  Representatives,  constitute  a  committee 
to  select  designs  for  the  obverse  and  reverse  of  the  said 
medal,  and  to  prepare  appropriate  inscriptions  therefor. 

-  I  shall  take  the  liberty  of  sending  you  a  copy  of  the 

I  have  for  years  deeply  appreciated  the  debt  of  gratitude 
which  the  world  owes  to  your  genius,  perseverance,  unselfish 
devotion  and  achievements.  The  approach  of  October  21st, 

"Edison  Day,"  seemed  to  me  to  make  this  a  peculiarly  appropriate 
occasion  forsubmitting  to  the  Congress  the  o0»si^fii°?siS0?Jaine® 
in  the  Resolution.  I  might  say  to  you  that  I  aubmi-teditto 
Speaker  Clark  before  introduction;  and  the  idea  seemed  to  please 
him  very  much. 

Hoping  that  you  may  be  spared  the  blessings  of  health  for 
yourself  and  many  years  of  future  useful  service  for  mankind,  I  am, 
with  assurances  of  the  highest  esteem, 

Very  respectfully  yours, 

(signed)  ROBT.  H.  GITTINS 


yg.  H.  J.  EES.  374. 


Mr.  Gittins  introduced  the  following  joint  resolution ;  which  wus  referred  to 
the  Committee  on  the  Library  and  ordered  to  be  printed. 


Tendering  the  thanks  of  Congress  to  Thomas  A.  Edison  and  pro¬ 
viding  that  a  commemorative  gold  medal  he  struck  in  his 

Whereas  on  the  twenty-first  day  of  October,  nineteen  hundred  and 
fourteen,  will  he  celebrated  generally  throughout  the  United 
States  what  is  known  as  “  Edison  Day  ” ;  and 
Whereas  Thomas  A.  Edison,  nn  illustrious  citizen  of  the  United 
States,  is  ranked  among  the  greatest  inventors  of  all  history, 
if  indeed  he  is  not  the  greatest;  and 
Whereas  in  the  discovery'  and  perfection  of  the  incandescent  bulb 
he  may  bo  justly’  said  to  have  illuminated  a  world ;  and 
Whereas  “  Peace  hath  her  victories  no  less  renowned  than  war  ” : 
Now,  therefore,  be  it 

1  Resolved  by  the  Senate  and  House  of  Representatives 

2  of  the  United  Slates  of  America  in  Congress  assembled, 

3  That  the  thanks  of  Congress  bo  hereby  given  to  Thomas  A. 

4  Edison,  and  that  a  gold  medal  commemorative  of  this  -resolu- 

5  tion  be  struck  in  his  honor,  and  that  the  sum  of  >$5,000  he 


v\  2  • 

1  appropriated  for  this  purpose  out  of  any  moneys  not  other- 

2  wise  appropriated  in  the  Treasury  of  the  United  States. 

3  Sec.  2.  That  the  President  of  the  United  States,-  the 

4  Vice  President  of  the  United  States,  and  the  Speaker  of  the 
5 .  House  of  Representatives  constitute  a  committee  to  select 

6  designs  for  the  obverse  and  reverse  of  the  said  medal  and 

7  to  prepare  appropriate  inscriptions  therefor. 


Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Insurance  [not  selected]  (E-14-50) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  concerning 
personal  and  property  insurant  The  items  for  1914  pertarn  to  routine 
adjustments  and  amendments  in  Edison  s  policies. 

Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Invitations  [not  selected]  (E-14-51) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to 
banquets,  luncheons,  lectures,  and  special  events  to  which  Edison  was 
invited  but  did  not  attend. 

Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Lectures  [not  selected]  (E-14-52) 

This  folder  contains  requests  for  Edison  or  members  of  his  staff  to 

SSHiSBS Skssat 

Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Legal  -  General  (E-14-53) 

This  folder  contains  °?r  to  the  admin^stratio^' of'lega'l 


SS royalties  owed  to  Edison  by  C.R.  Baird  8  Co. 

June  11,  1914 

Mr.  W.  H.  Headowcroft: 

Will  you  please  order  for  the 
library  of  the  legal  Department,  one  set  of  IHE  I HE  OP 
EDISOH.  ^  f  7 



had,  and  also  told  — 

anything  you  loslj,  in  the  Legal 

has  duplicate  c^li^fif^in^o^er^o^s ,  to  tell  you  if  ^ 

you  wanted  all  papfrsar.d 

of  any  former  business  transacted  for  you,  he  woul^j  \p.rn 

Edison  General  File  Series 

1914.  Legal  -  Legal  Department  Weekly  Reports  (E-14-54) 

This  folder  contains  reports  of  work  done  in  the  Legal  Dept,  of  Thomas 
A  Edison,  Inc.  Most  of  the  reports  are  signed  by  general  counsel  Delos 
Holden;  some  are  initialed  by  Holden’s  assistant,  Henry  Lanahan.  Among  the 
subjects  discussed  in  the  reports  are  patent  applications  and  infringements, 
contracts  and  agreements,  and  trademark  registration.  There  are  references 
to  Edison’s  interests  in  the  phonograph,  storage  battery,  kinetophone,  and 
other  matters.  The  report  for  November  14  contains  severa!  marginal 
notations  by  Edison,  along  with  an  attached  memo  by  Carl  H.  Wilson,  general 
manager  of  TAE,  Inc. 

All  of  the  documents  have  been  selected. 


Consideration  of  question  of  working  Belgian 
Einetophone  patent. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Reese,  one  of  our  mechanics, 
on  construction  to  he  employed  for  reproducer  to  he  used 
with  our  attachment  for  playing  records  having  laterally 
undulating  record  grooves.  Also  further  patent  search 
regarding  same. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Aylsworth  regarding  Baekeland 
U.  S.  Patent  Ho.  1,083,264. 

Consideration  of  patent  applications  due  for  amend¬ 
ment  in 'February  for  the  purpose  of  determining  whether  or  not 
any  should  he  dropped. 

Preparation  of  list  of  Foreign.  Einetophone  patents, 
applications,  and  registrations. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Hewman  H.  Holland  and  Iliokel, 
regarding  new  patent  applications  of  Mr.  Holland  to  he  written 
up  hy  Mr.  Hickel. 

Consideration  of  effect  of  labor  law  of  State  of 
Hew  York  on  hours  of  employment  at  the  Bronx  Studio. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find 
patents  which  may  affect  our  business. 

Revision  of  several  applications  prepared  hy  Mr. 
Hiokel,  and  conferences  with  Mr.  Hickel  with  respect  thereto. 

Consideration  of  applications  due  for  amendment 
in  February  to  determine  whether  any  of  the  same  should  be 
dropped,  and  conference  with  Mr.  Holden  with  respect  thereto. 

Conference  with  Messrs,  leeming  and  Sohiffl  with 
respeot  to  new  automatic  stop  employed  on  Victor  machine  to 
ascertain  whether  this  may  be  covered  in  a  pending  application 
on  an  invention  of  Mr.  SchifflV 

Report  -  week  ending  Jan.  3 j  1914  -2. 

/  Conference  with  Messrs-  Bachmann  sad  Aylsworth 

to  determine  whether  it  is  possible  for  us  to  present  either 
in  an  old  or  a  new  divisional  application,  claims  similar  to 
those  in  a  reoent  patent  to  Baekeland  covering  a  sound  record 
of  non-thermoplastic  material  comprising  formaldehyde  and  an 
infusible  condensation  product. 

^  Preparation  of  proposed  agreement  between  Thomas 

A.  Edison,  Incorporated,  and  Graves  Music  Company. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  regarding  price  main¬ 
tenance  system. 

Matters  relating  to  payment  of  taxes  on  Foreign 
Storage  Battery  patents,  particularly  those  affected  by 
British  and  German  agreements.  Conferences  with  Messrs. 
Edison,  Holden  and  lewis. 

Revision  of  proposed  agreement  between  Edison 
Storage  Battery  Company  and  F.  J.  lisman  &  Company.  Conferen¬ 
ces  with  Messrs.  Edison,  F.  J.  lisman.  Beach  and  Steinhardt. 

Miscellaneous  matters  relating  to  Foreign  Kineto- 
phone  contracts,  including  working  of  Kinetophone  patents  in 
Belgium  -  name  plates  for  Jury's  machines. 

Replevin  suit  vs.  Sinopoulo.  Conference  with 
Messrs.  Holden  and  Me  Chesney. 

Preparation  of  papers  and  letter  to  Marks  &  Clerk 
regarding  matter  of  registering  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporated 
as  proprietors  of  certain  British  Trade  Marks,  and  renewal  of 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Maxwell  and  lanahan  relating 
to  proposed' changes  in  selling  system  of  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Ino. 

Trip  to  Hew  York  with  Mr.  Philips  for  conference  with 
Mr.  Shales  of  the  American  Piano  Company  concerning  Eilers  Music 

Report  to  Mr.  Edison  regarding  proposed  bill  of  Harry 
Ward  leonard  amending  the  Patent  law. 

looking  up  German  Storage  Battery  Patents,  in  order 
to  reply  to  the  letter  from  Deutsche  Edison- Akkumulatoren 

Going  over  proposed  lisman  storage  battery  agreement. 

Report  -  week  ending  Jan.  3,  1914  3. 

Working  on  a  new  selling  system  for  Thomas  A. 

Edison,  Incorporated,  including  looking  up  the  law  on  what 
may  he  covered  hy  a  patent  license. 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Burnham  concerning  fraudulent 
representations  made  hy  Mr.  Banta  to  owners  of  Bates  Numbering 

Reading  British  decision  on  the  new  British  Copyright 
Act  concerning  phonograph  records. 

Reading  recent  decision  of  Washington  State  Court 
upholding  price  agreements  on  package  flour. 

Advising  Mr.  Walter  Hiller  concerning  copyright 
upon  "International  Rag"  in  England. 

One  United  States  Patent  application  filed. 

Six  United  States  Patent  applications  amended. 


WWTBTf  ENDING  JANUARY  10.  1914- 

orm-Ference  with  Mr.  Ilickel  regarding  new  patent 
applications  prepared  and  to  he  prepared  hy  him  and  revving 
two  of  such  applications  prepared  hy  him. 

Consideration  of  German  Patent  to  Messter  M°;f7*685* 
to  determine  whether  same  is  infringed  hy  our  kinetophone. 

Question  of  license  to  he  granted  to  Edison  companies 
on  Aylsworth  inventions  assigned  to  Condensite  Company  and 
Halogen  Products  Company. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Hutchison  with  respect  to  several 
of  his  inventions  in  storage  hatt.eries. 

Revising  applications  prepared  hy  Mr.  Nickel  covering 
invention  of  Mr.  Gall  in  our  new  projecting  kinetoscope. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find 
patents  which  may  affect  our  business . 

Investigating  a  mechanical  movement  of  R.  W.  Martin 
to  ascertain  if  this  has  any  hearing  on  a  similar  movement 
used  in  our  new  projecting  machine. 

Miscellaneous  matters  including  conference  with 
Messrs.  Norton  and  Brophy  with  respect  to  an  invention  of 
to!  Norton  i£  storage  batteries,  and  conference  with  Mr.  Lewis 
with  respect  to  proposed  changes  in  Amberola  X  and  A-60 

Pinal  revision  of  proposed  contract  between  Edison 
Storage  Battery  Company  and  E.  J.  lisman  &  Company,  - 
tion  of  Minutes  of  Edison  Storage  Battery  Company  s  Directors 
Meeting  authorizing  execution  of  said  contract.  Making 
arrangements  for  signing  of  contract  including  acknowledgments. 

Renewals  of  British  Trade-Marks^ 
necessary  papers  sent  off  to  Marks  &  Clerk 

-  letter  and 

Investigation  of  matters  relating  to  German,  Austrian, 

German  Company  regarding  payment  of  taxes  on  said  patents  and 
re-working  Polio  333. 


Report  -  week  ending  Jen.  ^0,  1914 

Conference  with  Mr.  Durand  regarding  proposed  license 
from  General  Electric  Company  under  Milch  and  Whitney  patents. 

Consideration  of  proposed  contract  between  Thomas 
A.  Edison,  Incorporated  and  Receivers  of  Chicago  &  Eastern 
Illinois  Railroad  Company,  including  preparation  of  patent 

,  Conference  with  Mr.  Hudson  regarding  said  contract. 

Re  Foreign  Kinetophone  contracts: 

French  )  Consideration  of  correspondence 

German  )  and  questions  referred  to  Mr. 

Scandinavian  )  Lanahan  hy  Mr.  Wilson,  and  cn” 

Mexican  -  Conference  with  Messrs.  Solorzano,. 

Wilson  and  Maxwell  relating  to 
extension,  etc.  of  contract  and 
claim  of  Cloer  against  Solorzano. 

Preparation  of  form  of  declaration  of  license  under 
foreign  Higham  patents.  Conference  with  Messrs.  Holden 
and  Baohmann  and  preparation  of  cablegram  to  Graf  regarding 
alleged  infringement  of  Messter (German)  patent. 

Reading  up  decision  of  the  Supreme  Court  in  the 
case  of  Virtue  vs.  Creamery  Package  Manufacturing  Company 
in  which  agreement  was  held  valid  containing  liBt  prices  for 
the  sale  of  patented  articles. 

Studying  Federal  Income  Tax  law  and  advising  Messrs 
Berggren  and  H.  F.  Miller  in  the  various  matters  concerning 

Going  over  changes  in  the  lisman  agreement. 

Preparing  letter  to  Mr.  Edison  showing  what  the 
income  tax  would  be  on  earnings  of  $100,000. 

Working  on  proposed  selling  system. 

Preparing  proposed  amendment  to  Federal  Statute  in 
regard  to  the  printing  and  certifying  of  records  on  appeal. 

Preparing  opinion  upon  Hew  Jersey  statute  requiring 
use  of  booth  for  moving  picture  apparatus  using  oombustible 

Report  -  week  ending  Jan.  10,  1914 

Going  over  and  considering  proposed  amendments 
to  the  By-laws  of  the  General  Film  Company. 

Going  over  and  considering  letters  from  Mr.  Marks 
and  Minutes  of Sir actors ' Meetings  of  Thomas  A.  Edison,  limited. 

Advising  H.  F.  Miller  concerning  the  preparation  and 
filing  of  Mrs.  Edison's  report  as  Executrix  of  Mary  V.  Miller. 

Consideration  of  the  question  as  to  best  handling 
of  Income  Tax  Matters  with  respect  to  the  tondsof  the  Ormig0 
Distilled  Water  Ioe  Company  guaranteed  by  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Hudson  in  regard  to  a  Pr°P°sed 
agreement  for  the  purchase  of  our  batteries  by  the  Chicago 
&  Eastern  Illinois  Railroad  Company. 

One  United  States  Patent  Application  filed. 

Eight  United  States  Patent  Applications  amended. 


WEEK  ENDING  JANUARY  17.  1914. 

Preparation  of  patent  guaranty  for  proposed  contract 
■between  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Inc.  and  Chicago  &  Eastern  Illinois 
Railroad  covering  primary  battery  purchases,  letter  to  Mir. 
Hudson  relating  to  same. 

Foreign  Kinetophone  Matters: 

letters  to  Mr.  Graf,  et  al  regarding  various 
European  contracts. 

letters  for  Foreign  Department  regarding 
Japanese  contract. 

Memorandum  to  Mr.  Wilson  regarding  Jury 

Conference  with  Mr.  Solorzano  regarding  Cloer 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Maxwell  and  Millar 
regarding  Spencers'  contract,  and  apparatus  held 
by  receiver  at  Hong  Kong.  Assisted  in  preparing 

Conference  with  Mr.  Millar  regarding  further 
instructions  to  Mr.  Wyper  in  Spencers'  contract 

Conference  with  Mir.  Higham  regarding  declarations 
relating  to  Higham  foreign  patentB.  Declaration  for 
Frenoh  Patent  sent  to  Mr.  Higham  for  execution. 

Consideration  of  proposed  contract,  Thomas  A.  Edison, 
Inc.  and  Erie  Railroad  Company.  Memorandum  to  Mr.  Hudson. 

Preparation  of  proposed  contract,  Thomas  A.  Edison, 
Inc.  and  6.  Anselmi.  Draft  handed  to  Mr.  Meadoworoft  to  be 
submitted  to  Mr.  Edison. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  on  construction  of 
contraot  between  G.  Polese  and  National  Phonograph  Company; 
also  regarding  Carmen  Melis  contract. 

Consideration  of  questions  relating  to  manner  of 
execution  of  lisman  contract  -  looking  up  law  -  report  to  Mr. 

letter,  eto.  to  london  Office  regarding  release  of 
G.  Martinelli. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Durand,  langly  and  Kennedy 
regarding  centrifugal  switch  for  split  phase  motor. 

Matter  of  replevin  bond  in  suit  vs.  Sinopoulo.  letter 
to  Mr.  Goodman  of  .American  Talking  Pictures  Company. 

Report  for  week  ending  Jan. 17, 1914 


Preliminary  work  on  agreement  with  W.  D.  .Andrews 
Company  regarding  return  of  records. 

Further  investigation  of  Miloh  and  Whitney  patents 
for  Durand.  File  wrapper,  etc.  ordered  from  Bacon  &  Milans. 

Matter  of  release  for  Doherty  and  Weldon  requested  hy 
Mr.  Goodman  of  American  Talking  Pictures  Company. 

Looking  into  Income  Tax  question  of  initial  payment 
received  hy  Mr.  Edison  under  agreement  with  Deutsche  Edison- 
Akkumulat or en  Company. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Walter  Millar  -  Question  of  copy¬ 
right  infringement  hy  Miss  Matullah's  translation  of  Italian 

Looking  up  evidence  for  use  in  Searchlight  Horn 
Company  suits  on  Flower  horn. 

Consideration  of  California  Workman's  Compensation 
Act  for  San  Francisco  office  of  the  Edison  Storage  Battery 
Supply  Company. 

Study  of  Hew  York  Labor  Law  and  report  on  same 
to  Mr.  Barrett  of  our  Bronx  studio. 

Attending  session  of  Grand  Jury  in  connection  with 
the  prosecution  of  J.  Fuller,  for  stealing  phonograph  records. 

Consideration  of  revised  tax  assessment  male  hy 
Essex  County  Board  of  Taxation  on  Mr.  Edison's  Bloomfield 
(Silver  Lake)  property,  and  report  to  Mr.  Harry  Miller  re¬ 
garding  same . 

Mining  preliminary  arrangements  for  auction  sale 
of  unclaimed  repaired  goods  left  on  our  hands. 

Preparing  restriction  notice  for  Home  Kinetoscope 
Film  catalogue. 

Revising  application  for  patent  prepared  by  Mr.- 
Hickel  on  N.  H.  Holland's  electric  hack  spacing  device,  and 
conferences  with  Mr.  Nickel  regarding  new  applications  prepared 
hy  him. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Lewis  and  Reese  with 
respect  to  proposed  changes  in  Amberola  X. 

Preparation  of  assignment  to  Edison  Storage  Battery 
Company  of  a  debt  against  the  Lansden  Company  and  owned  hy  Los 
Angeles  Electric  Vehicle  Company,  and  preparation  of  deposition 
to  he  used  in  proving  such  debt. 

Report  for  week  ending  Jan. 17, 1914 

Revising  several  applications  prepared  by  Mr. 
Nickel  and  conference  with  Mr.  Nickel. 

Miscellaneous  matters  including  conference  with 
Messrs.  Brown,  Sail,  Higham  and  Brophey. 

Going  over  proposed  declaration  to  be  Bigned  by 
Mr.  Higham  with  respect  to  the  rights  to  the  Kinetophone 
in  Prance  and  other  countries. 

Advising  Mr.  Berggren  as  to  proper  procedure  for 
reporting  on  the  payments  on  the  coupons  of  the  Orange  Distilled 
Water  Ice  Company  bonds  in  connection  with  the  Income  fax  Law. 

Advising  Mr.  Coolidge  in  regard  to  the  Minnesota 
business  show  matter. 

Advising  Mr.  Berggren  as  to  whether  or  not  any  portion 
of  Mr.  Graf's  remuneration  should  be  withheld  under  the  Pederal 
Income  fax  Law. 

Conferring  with  Mr-  Maxwell  in  regard  to  leasing  of 
Home  Pilms. 

Going  over  the  proposed  letter  to  be  sent  by  Mr. 
Walter  Miller  to  the  attorneys  of  Madame  Melis  in  respect  to 

Advising  Mr.  Walter  Miller  regarding  the  payment  of 
royalties  to  Giovanni  Polese  under  our  agreement  with  him. 

Going  over  papers  with  respect  to  the  proposed 
bond  issue  of  the  General  Film  Company. 

Preparing  letter  to  Samuel  Insull ,  Sr.  in  regard  to 
the  agreement  between  Bates  Manufacturing  Company  and  the 
Roberts  Numbering  Machine  Company. 

Discussing  with  Mr.  Maxwell  proposed  changes  in 
selling  system. 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Burnham  in  regard  to  Mr.  Banta's 
fraudulent  use  of  the  name  "Bates  Manufacturing  Company. 

Discussing  with  Mr.  Y/ilson  the  proposed  settlement  to 
be  made  in  regard  to  the  Hotel  Ventnor  (London)  bonds. 

Preparing  proxy  for  use  at  annual  meeting  of  stock¬ 
holders  of  General  Film  Company. 

Preparing  proposed  amendments  to  laws  of  various 
States  relating  to  Home  Kinetosoope. 

.  Further  work  on  the  Income  fax  report  on  bond  coupons 
of  the  Orange  Distilled  Water  Ice  Company. 

Report  for  week  ending  Jan.  17,  1914 

Further  work  in  connection  with  lira. Edison' s 
report  as  executrix  of  Mary  V.  Miller. 

Advising  Mr.  H.  F.  Miller  with  respect  to  certain 
details  of  Mr.  Edison's  income  tax  return  for  the  year  1913. 

One  United  States  Patent  Application  filed. 

Six  United  States  Patent  Applications  amended. 

Interference  36,213  -  Chisholm  vs.  Bierman .  / Attend¬ 
ing  talcing  of  Chisholm's  testimony  in  Boston  and  Hew  =prk. 

(2-1/2  days)  J 

Conference  with  John  Rogers  regarding  film  censor¬ 
ship  and  other  hills  to  he  introduced  in  Hew  Jersey  legislature . 

Conference  with  Mrs.  Heald  -  correspondence  and 
arrangements  for  preparation  of  abstract  of  title  in  connection 
with  property  to  he  transferred  to  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorpora¬ 
ted  hy  Mrs.  Heald. 

Investigation  and  conference  with  Mr.  Reese  regarding 
our  right  to  put  out  a  lateral  cut  reproducer  of  a  type  pro¬ 
posed  hy  Mr.  Reese. 

Arranging  preliminaries  for  registration  of  trade¬ 
marks  "Telescribe"  and  "Transophone". 

Examination  of  lease  of  Kiefer,  et  al.  to  the  Edison 
Storage  Battery  Supply 'Company. 

Report  on  horn  designed  hy  Michael  Min&han. 

Report  to  Mr.  Cooliage  regarding  Y/isconsin  tax  hill 
to  Edison  Dictating  Machine  Company. 

Infringement  search  on  accelerator  mechanism  for  new 
projecting  kinetosoope  and  preparing  report  thereon. 

Investigation  of  stop  notice  served  hy  Virgil  on 
Edison  Storage  Battery  Company  for  claim  for  materials  furnish¬ 
ed  for  new  building. 

looking  into  question  of  infringement  of  Bianohi 
patents  hy  Vanoscope  people. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Frost  with  respect  to  accident 
to  one  of  our  employees  at  Bronx  Studio. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find 
patents  which  may  affect  our  business. 

Correspondence  relating  to  assignment  to  Edison 
Storage  Battery  Company  hy  los  .Angeles  Electric  Vehicle 
Company,  of  a  debt  against  the  Lansden  Company. 

Report  -  week  ending  Jan.  31,  1914 


regarding  Elmira  Arms 

looking  up  law  in  connection  with  Mambert's 
lease.  Conference  thereon  with  Messrs.  Berggren  and 
Mambert.  Conference  with  Messrs.  Menk,  Kelley  and 
Member t  in  Hewark. 

Conference  with  Mr.  H.  F.  Miller  regarding 
letter  of  Mr.  Keepers  in  Stilwell  matter. 

Proposed  contract,  Edison  Storage  Battery 
Company,  Thomas  A.  Edison  and  J.  Stone  &  Company,  Ltd. 

Pinal  revision.  Conferences  with  Messrs.  Edison  and 

C.  E.  talker,  letter  for  Mr.  Edison's  signature  prepared 
and  handed,  together  with  copies  of  proposed  agreement, 
to  Mr.  V/alker. 

Advice  to  Mr. 

Company  vs.  O' Grady. 

letter  to  W.  D.  Andrews  Company  regarding 
signing  phonograph  jobber's  and  dealer’s  agreements. 

Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporated  vs.  Markle. 

Letter  to  Duncan  &  lie  Carty  and  memorandum  to  Mr.  Berggren 
regarding  charges,  etc. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Schiffl  regarding  welding 


Conference  with  Mr.  John  Miller,  Mr.  M  and 
Mr.  Eckert  regarding  income  tax  report  of  Edison  Storage  — 
Battery  Company  and  Edison  Chemical  works. 

looking  into  questions  relating  to  agreement 
with  Edison  Accumulators,  limited.  Memorandum  to  Mr.  Wilson. 

looking  into  matter  of  proposed  settlement  of 
indebtedness  by  Federal  Storage  Battery  Car  Company. 

Investigation  of  contract  with  Solvay  Process 
Company  preliminary  to  preparing  letter  as  requested  by 
Mr.  Mallory. 

Foreign  Kinetonhone  Matters: 

Preparation  of  cablegram  to  lawyers  in 
'  Hong  Kong  regarding  recovery  of  Kinetophone  appara¬ 
tus  fro.m  Receiver  Seth. 

Conference  with  to.  Millar  preliminary  to 
visit  of  to.  Altschul.  Conference  with  Messrs. 

Wilson.  Maxwell,  Millar,  Altschul,  Ludwig,  et  al. 
and  Mrs.  Pomeranz  regarding  concessions  requested 
by  to.  Altschul.  Conference  with  Messrs.  Maxwell 
and  Hammond,  same  matter. 

One' United  States  Patent  Application  filed. 

Two  United  States  Patent  Applications  amended. 


Investigation  of  settlement  agreement  with  Mrs. 
Batchelor.  Conference  with  and  advice  to  Mr.  H-  P.  Miller 
regarding  payment  of  notes  due. 

Dictating  agreement  regarding  Prince  and  Pauper, 
and  revising  same. 

Preparing  for  and  conference  with  Mr.  Edison  on 
German  Storage  Battery  Patents.  Betters  to  Deutsche  Edison 
Akkumul atoren  Company  and  Brandon  Brothers. 

Advice  to  Mr.  Thompson,  Edison  Storage  Battery 
Company,  on  income  tax  report.  Looking  up  laws  on  income 

Revision  of  proposed  contracts  with  W.D .Andrews 
and  W.  D.  -Andrews  Company.  Pinal  copies  sent  to  Mr.  Wilson. 

Memorandum  to  Mr.  Hutchison  regarding  Blaster's 
film  unwinding  device. 

Miscellaneous  correspondence,  etc. 

Foreign  Kinetonhone  Matters: 

Altschul  &  Gold  contract.  Conference 

(Monday)  regarding  concessions  requested  hyllr . 

MmafLd  Gall^S ' Conference  (Thursday)  regarding 

contract  —  conference  (3?rid.8>y) 

Mr.  Y/iison,  regarding  trade  marks  to  he  used  on 

films  for  Cherry  Company. 

Consideration  of  hill  introduced  in  Kentucky  legis¬ 
lature  and  ^tiling  for  the  taxation  of  manufacturers  and 
vendors  of  automobiles  and  automobile  suppli  s. 


Report  for  week  ending  Feb.  14,  1914 

.  Conference  with  Mr.  Carhart  regarding  sale  of  Mr. 

Edison's  land  at  Edison  to  Hew  Jersey  Zinc  Company;  revision 
of  letter  accepting  offer  of  Hew  Jersey  Zinc  Company  for  said 
land  and  selecting  title  papers  to  be  sent  to  said  company  to 
facilitate  the  preparation  of  an  abstract  of  title  to  said 

Checking  up  list  of  foreign  Kinetophone  applications 
and  patents. 

Examination  of  special  license  blanks  for  phono¬ 

Checking  up  and  filing  annual  reports  of  Edison 
Storage  Battery  Company  and  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporated, 
for  Illinois. 

Opinion  to  Mr.  Saltzman  on  right  of  parents  to 
earnings  of  minor  child. 

Correspondence  regarding  Minahan  horn. 

Preparation  of  agreement  supplementary  to  Hr. 

Edison's  aire'ement  with  lintott  to  fix  the  amount  of  rent  to 
be  paid  Mr.  Edison  for  the  year  1914. 

Examination  of  Allman  patent  Ho.  993,333  on  record 
filing  cabinets  and  conference  with  Mr.  Leeming  regarding 
same . 

Preparation  of  letter  to  Secretary  of  State  , 

of  Illinois  to  have  proper  record  made  in  his°fiice  of  registr  - 
tion  of  Edison  Storage  Battery  Company  in  Illinois. 

Conference  with  Hr.  Coolidge  regarding  money  due 
us  from  promoters  of  Minneapolis  Business  Show. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Gall  regarding  United  States 
Patent  Ho.  1,084,651. 

Consideration  of  claims  allowed  ^  *2 
n-p  Tnh«  B  Brownine  for  an  invention  in  .automatic  Stops  for 

thereof,  and  preparation  of  report  thereon. 

Revising  "Caution"  notice  employed  in  connection 
with  sale  of  Kinetoscopes  and  film. 

to  prevent  reproducers  from  slipping  thereoff. 

Report  for  week  ending  Ret.  14,  1914 

Consideration  of  claim  for  injury  received  hy 
carpenter  at  Bronx  Studio  and  correspondence  with  respect 
thereto . 

Infringement  search  on  new  projecting  Kinetoscope. 
Correspondence  relating  to  accelerating  movement 
of  I.iartin  for  moving  picture  machine. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find 
patents  which  may  affect  our  Business. 

Pive  United  States  Patent  applications  filed. 

Three  United  States  Patent  applications  amended. 

wkrv  jjjHDINS  PF.'RHTTARY  BB.  1914- 


Examination  of  supplemental  report  of] Mr .  1 “°lra^°8011 
on  abstract  of  title  of  property  purchased  by  Thomas  A.  Edis  , 
Incorporated,  from  Mrs.  Heald. 

Conferences  with  Messrs.  Hardy,  lowrie,  and  Wilson 
regarding  Powrie  patent  situation. 

Looking  into  rights  of  American  Wrecking  Company 
with  respec?  t^ldlson  filter  tract  at  Edison,  Hew  Jersey. 

Preparation  of  a  proposed  form  of 
jobbers  and  dealers  regarding  setting  up,  adjusting  and 
operating  amusement  phonographs. 

income  taxClportlf M  stXsCf* vafioufldfsCf  Janies 
apparently  out  of  business. 

Taking  up  question  of  working  French  patent  on  disc 
machine,  and  diamond  point  reproducer. 

Checking  up  Edison  Dictating  Machine  case  label. 
Making  infringement  search  on  new  projecting 

Scull  and  Powrie,  with  respect  to  same. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Hutchison  Horton  and^rophy, 

with  respect  to  new  applications  to  be  prepared  on  storage 

T.nniHnG'  into  invention  of  John  B.  Browning  on 
automatic  phonograph  stop  mechanism  to  determine  whe  er 
would  be  advisable  to  secure  rights  to  same. 

•Renewals  of  Herein  Trade  m&B:  "gg  A*  EdiB°n" 
Argentine,  Uruguay,  Paraguay,  Peru,  Bulgaria- 

investigation  of  rights  acquired  by  la  Companiac  _  ^ 
.idon  Hispano  Americana  and  powers  of  attorney, 

’•  Conference  with  Mr.  Wilson  -  cablegram  and  letters 

t0  Conference ( telephone )  Marks  &  Clerk.  letters  to 
Marks  and  Clerk,  Bacon  &  Milansetal. 

Attending  to  preparation  of  papers. 

Report  for  week  ending  Feb.  28,  1914 


Revision  of  proposed  agreement  of  W.  D.  Andrews 
to  meet  objection  of  Andrews.  Approved  by  Mr.  Wilson  and 
copies  handed  to  Mr.  Dolbeer. 

letter  to  Brandon  Brothers  regarding  supplying 
storage  Battery  material  to  Dr.  Pinzi. 

Revision  of  proposed  "Prince  and  Pauper"  agreement. 
Draft  submitted  to  Messrs.  Wilson  and  Holden. 

Conference  with  and  advice  to  Mr.  Sill  regarding 
proposed  contract  with  United  Drug  Company  for  advertising 
films . 

Foreign  Kinetonhone  Matters; 

Conferences  with  and  advice  to  Mr.  Millar 
regarding  miscellaneous  questions,  including  assignment  of 
agreement  of  Cherry  Company. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Wilson,  Maxwell,  and 
Hutchison,  regarding  furnishing  recording  experts  under 
Altschul  and  Gold  contract. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Wilson  and  Maxwell 
regarding  Jury  contract. 

Copyright  Matters: 

Opinion  to  Mr.  Plimpton  on  question  of  furnish¬ 
ing  descriptions  of  motion  picture  plays  to  newspapers. 
Conference' with  L.  0.  Me  Chesney  regarding  copyright 
notices,  etc.  for  such  descriptions. 

Opinion  to  Walter  H.  Miller  regarding 
Harry  lauder  records,  and  construction  of  word  1 
in  copyright  act. 


Investigation  of  claim  of  Mrs.  Andrews  for 
alleged  infringement  of  copyright  of  Michael  Strogoff.. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Berggren  regarding  income 
tax  law  (corporations). 

One  United  States  Patent  Application  filed. 

Seven  United  States  Patent  Applications 


Examination  of  two  copies  of  Official  Gazette  to 
find  patents  which  may  affect  our  business. 

Ascertaining  patents  which  cover  Edison  disc  records 
and  forms  of  restriction  notices  used  on  latter  with  a  view 
to  determining  whether  it  is  possible  to  stop  Union  Specialty 
Company  from  putting  out  reproducers  for  playing  Edison  disc 
records  on  Victor  and  Columbia  machines. 

Infringement  Bearoh  on  new  modifier  to  be  used  on 
Edison  disc  phonographs. 

Infringement  search  on  proposed  connection  between 
horn  and  reproducer  arm. 

Attending  as  a  witness  the  trial  of  John  Fuller 
for  stealing  phonograph  records  from  the  Edison  Ehonograph 

Consideration  of  scope  of  U.  S.  patent  to  Mr.  Dyer 
Ho.  994,067,  entitled  Battery  Wells. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Durand  regarding  memorandum 
device  being  shown  by  the  Columbia  Phonograph  Company, General. 

Consideration  of  question  of  disposal  of  unclaimed 
rheostat  left  on  our  hands. 

Preparation  of  part  of  brief •  on  behalf  of  Pierman, 
Interference  Ho.  36,213,  Chisholm  vs.  Pierman. 

Correspondence  and  conferences  regarding  title  to 
Edison  'limber  1'ract  at  Edison,  Hew  Jersey. 

Further  work  on  re-registration  of  Trade-Mark 
"Thomas  A.  Edison"  in  Peru,  Paraguay,  Bulgaria  and  Uruguay, 
letters  to  Marks  &  Clerk  and  Kennedy.  All  papers  sent  off. 

Gaamont  agreement.  Conferences  with  Messrs.  Walter 
1.  Eckert  and  Wilson.  Agreement  accepted  and  signed.  Ex 
cuted  copy  sent  to  Gaumont. 

Proposed  contract  -  J.  Stone  &  Co.  ltd.,  Edison 

cnan|§!  ^^renoe^itK^Holdfn. 

Preparation  of  report  to  Mr.  Edison 

Report  for  week  ending  March  14,  1914 

”!Dhe  Edison  Shop",  dictating  agreement  for  Inoker. 
Approved  by  Mr.  Holden,  signed  by  Mir.  Wilson  and  copies 
sent  to  MrT  Lucker letter  to  Bah son  Bros,  prepared. 

Conference  with  and  advice  to  Mr.  Kudson  regarding 
Dyer  patent  on  Batterjr  Wells.  Report  to  Mr.  Wilson. 

Proposed  contract  for  Edison  Storage  Battery 
Comoanv  and  Pennsylvania  Railroad  Company  for  Edison  Batteries 
for^train  lighting.  Conferences  with  Messrs.  Thompson  and 
Me  Ginnis.  Revised  draft  prepared. 

Conferences  with  Messrs.  Holden  and  Durand  regarding 
patent  situation  on  Motors  to  he  ^nufaotured  under  Milch 
patent.  Decided  to  make  search  in  Patent  Office. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  and  Mr.  Durand  regarding 
license  from' and  payment  of  royalty  to  American  Graphophone 
Company  under  Gilbert  patent  for  record  ejector. 

Michael  Strogoff 
of  Mrs.  Andrews . 

further  investigation  of  claim 

Foreign  Kinetophone  Matters: 

Matter  of  Kinetophone  and  films  destroyed 
by  fire  at  Schloss  Schwerin. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Wilson  regarding 
miscellaneous  questions  and  preparing  10 . 

Preparation  of  papers  for  use  in  assignment 
of  Scandinavian  contract,  consent  to  use  of  name 

Edl Preparing  papers  relating  to  assignment  of 

GherrConfe?mceGwitrte !  Millar  regarding  paymait 
of  Royalties  on  Kinetophone  subjects  to  foreign 
groups . 

Advising  Mr.  Berggren  as  to  the  grounds  upon  whio& 
extensions  may  be  secured  for  filing  of  the  return  under 
the  Federal  Income  Tax  Daw. 

Advising  Mr.  Dolbeer  concerning  the  disposition  of 
the  stock  of  Koehler  &  Hinriohs,  St.  Paul. 

Going  over  Mr.  Hicks’  papers  in  the  Searchlight  Horn 
suit  to  determine  its  present  status. 

paying  roy^t£s“fn^he^i^er? pateS^on^emodelefmachines . 

Report  for  week  ending  March.  14,  1914 

Advising  Mr.  Durand  in  regard  to  the  Damme  patent 
sring  electricSmotor  for  proposed  dictating  machine. 

Three  United  States  Patent  Applications  amended. 
One  Foreign  Patent  Application  amended. 


Correspondence  and  conferences  regarding  title  to 
so  called  Edison  Timber  Tract  at  Edison,  Hew  Jersey. 

Advising  Messrs.  Durand  and  Leonard  regarding  proposed 
trade  mark  "Dictate  Anytime"  and  regarding  scope  of  United 
States  Patent  15o.  1,042,042. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Graf  regarding  German  Kinetophone 
Patent  applications. 

Arranging  with  Johnson  (Kinetograph  Department)  for 
auction  sale  of  unclaimed  goods  repaired  by  us. 

Examination  of  new  modifier  for  disc  machines 
designed  by  Mr.  lewis,  to  ascertain  whether  or  not  the  same  infring 
any  patents. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Durand, 

with  respect  to  applications  on  hand  stop  and  start  controlling 
device  for  business  phonograph. 

Correspondence  with  respect  to  injury  received  by 
Louis  Robcrich  at  Hronx  Studio. 



Conference  with  Mr.  Plimpton  regarding  assignment 
forms  on  royalty  basis. 

Consideration  and  revision  of  proposed  aSr®'?“®n^  +. 

.  gLi;  ■*!***»• 

letter  to  Mr.  Grainger  regarding  protested  check  - 
Edison  Kinetophone  Company. 

Conference  with  Mr.  V/ilson  and  Mr.  HutchiB on  regarding 
•  PeasterAs  film  unwinding  device.  later  conference  with 
Mr.  Wilson. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Durand  and  Hardy  regarding 
proposed  interview  with  Examiner  in  Patent  Office  din  Polio 

Report  for  week  ending  March  28,  1914 

Claims  of  Mr.  Edison  and  Edison  Storage  Battery 
Company  against  Federal  Storage  Battery  Car  Company.  Question 
of  permitting  removal  of  starting  Box  from  premises  at  Silver 
lake.  Telephone  conference  with  Bilder.  Conference  Hew  York  - 
Mr.  Steinhardt.  Conference -with  Messrs.  Bilder  and  Philips  at 
this  office.  Bilder  to  apply  for  order  of  Court  authorising 
sale  of  Federal  Storage  Battery  Car  Co's  machinery  subject  to 
Mr.  Edison's  lien. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Bee  on  proposed  contract  with 
J.  Stone  &  Company.  Revision  of  contract  in  accordance  with 
Mr.  Edison's  wishes. 

Foreign  Kinetophone  Matters: 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Maxwell  and  Pate 
'ranch  Kinetophone  contract. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Holden  and  Graf 

d  Patek  regarding 

contract.  ^  ^  Wilson  regarding  concessions  asked  for 
hy  German  group  through  Mr.  Winternitz. 

Conference  Tuesday  evening  at  Mr .  Wilson  s  house 
regarding  miscellaneous  Kinetophone  natters  -  Wilson 
Maxwell,  Stevens  and  Graf.  ,  .  „  - 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  regarding  claims  of 
Parme.  Molle  and  Vogel.  _  ...  ... 

Conference  with  Mr.  Maxwell  and  Graf  -  Miscellaneous 
foreign  Kinetophone.  „  „„  _  „ 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Wilson,  Maxwell,  Graf 
Winternitz  and  Stevens  regarding  concessions  asked  for 

By  Ge  *  with  Mr.  Stevens  -  miscellaneous  foreign 

kinetophone . 

Going  over  proposed  agreement  regarding  the  obtaining 
of  motion  picture  rights  to  Kipling's  novel  "Kim  ,  and  conferring 
with  Mr.  Maxwell  in  regard  to  same. 

Going  over  proposed  agreement  regarding  Hanlon's 
Fantasma.  Conferring  with  Messrs.  Plimpton  end  lanahan  concern¬ 
ing  same. 

Preparing  a  notice  for  warning  the  public  against 
attempting  to  play  Edison  Disc  Records  on  apparatus  not  of 
our  make. 

Preparing  royalty  agreement  for  motion  picture  scenar¬ 
ios  for  Mr.  Plimpton. 

Advising  Mr.  Davidson -in  regard  to  the  use  of  the  name 
National  Phonograph  Company  By  a  corporation  at  Steubenville, 

Report  for  week  ending  March  28,  1914 

Preparing  a  letter  of  proposal  from  Edison  Storage 
Battery  Company  to  Southern  Railway  Company,  containing  terms 
under  whioh  three  hundred  (300)  batteries  of  twenty  five  (25) 
cells  each  are  to  be  supplied. 

Advising  Mr.  Stevens  in  regard  to  our  position  with 
respect  to  the  payment  of  income  tax  by  Thomas  A.  Edison, 
limited,  london. 

One  United  States  Application  filed. 

Three  United  States  Applications  amended. 


Revising  certificate  of  incorporation  of  Edison 
Pulverized  Limestone  Company  and  attending  to  the  execution 
of  the  same. 

Consideration  of  error  in  British  Patent  Ho. 

607  of  1913  and  the  procedure  for  correcting  the  same. 

Examination  of  certificate  of  working  of  Higham 
Prenoh  Patent  on  kinetophone ,  and  conferences  with  Messrs. 

Graf  and  Holden  regarding  sufficiency  of  said  working. 

Looking  into  question  of  infringement  of  Higham' s 
U.  S.  Synchronizer  patent  hy  Messter  device  said  to  he  ready 
for  the  market  in  this  country. 

Revising  brief  for  Interference  Chisholm  vs.  Pierman, 
Ho.  36,213. 

Looking  over.  U.  S.  Patent  applications  relating  to 
condensite  sound  records  to  determine  on  which  of  said  appli¬ 
cations  divisions  should  he  filed.  Conference  with  Mr. 

Aylsworth  regarding  same. 

Correspondence  and  conference  with  Mr.  /-ylsworth 
regarding  license  to  Edison  companies  under  the  Condensite  Co  s 
foreign  patents. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find  patents 
whioh  might  affect  our  business. 

Investigation  of  infringement  of  Victor  patents  hy 
Edison  phonographs  and  preparing  report  thereon. 

Ascertaining  what  types  of  Victor  machines  infringe 
patents  owned  hy  us,  involving  trip  to  Hew  York. 

Foreign  Kineljophone  matter  s_i 

Revision  of  letter  to  Solorzano  for  Mr.  Stevens. 

and  Altschul  &  Gold. 

and  Graf. 

Lapique  contract-  conference  with  Messrs.  Maxwell 

and  Stevens.  Letter  to  attorneys  planned. 

^.ort  for  weak  ending  Apr|l  18,  1914 


Re  Federal  Storage  Battery  Car  Co.  in  Bankruptcy  - 
conference  with  Mr.  Philips.  Conference  with  Hr.  Nightman. 

Phone  conferences  with  Messrs.  Steinhardt  and  Bilder.  Attend¬ 
ing  with  Mr.  Philips  first  meeting  of  creditors  Before  Referee 
Adams  in  Newark.  Phone  conference  with  Mr.  Hunt,  representing 
Westinghouse  Company  and  Hoehling. 

Advice  and  letter  to  Mr.  Plimpton  re  modification  of 
assignment  form  B.  Dictating  and  revising  new  assignment  form 
for  lie.  Plimpton. 

Infringement  search  and  report  to  Mr.  Durand  on  centri¬ 
fugal  switch  for  alternating  ourrent  motor.  Conference  with  Mr. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Holden  and  Scull  regarding 
label  for  film  container.  Notice  of  Patents  Co. 

Looking  into  questions  about  Australian  trade  marks. 

Preparing  letter  to  Deutsche  Edison  Akkumulatoren  Co. 
for  Mr.  Edison. 

Calling  on  Mr.  Wight  of  the  North  American  Portland 
Cement  Company  and  accompanying  him  to  office  of  Charles 
Heave  for  conference  in  regard  to  Long  Kiln  Cement  suit. 

Correspondence  with  Messrs.  Fay  &  Oberlin  regarding 
our  use  of  the  word  DIAMOND  as  a  trade  mark. 

looking  up  question  of  alleged  infringement  of 
copyright  entitled  Dorothy  Vernon  of  Haddon  Hall. 

Looking  up  and  approving  for  the  North  American  Port¬ 
land  Cement  Company,  certain  bills  of  the  Appeal  Printing 
Company  against  Louis  Hicks  . 

Looking  up  subject  and  advising  Mr.  Dolbeor  that 
directors  cannot  act  by  proxy. 

Correspondence  with  Horace  Pettit  regarding  alleged 
infringement  of  Victor  patents,  and  letter  notifying  the 
Victor  Talking  Machine  Company  of  infringement  of  our  patentB. 

Advising  Mr.  Mason  of  the  fact  that  caveats  have 
been  abolished,  and  how  protection  can  be  obtained  on  an  in¬ 
complete  invention. 

Correspondence  with  MoKee  Surgical  Instrument  Company, 
Washington,  D.C.  regarding  the  playing  of  Edison  Disc  Records 
on  Viotrola  Machines. 

Report  for  week  ending  April  18,  1914  -  S. 

Correspondence  with  and  advice  to  B.  D.  Harris  of 
Leesburg,  Fla.  concerning  certain  phonographs  put  out  under 
instalment  contracts. 

Correspondence  with  Victor-Edison  Record  Exchange, 
Philadelphia,  concerning  use  of  name  "Edison"  in  violation  of 
use  restrictions  of  Edison  Disc  Records. 

Advising  Mr.  Mallory  concerning  proceedings  for 
revocation  of  United  States  Patents. 

Four  United  States  Patent  Applications  amended. 
One  Foreign  Application  amended. 


Conference  with  Mr.  Lewis  with  respeot  to  new  stay- 
arm  for  covers  of  phonograph  cahinets. 

Examination  of  oases  due  for  amendment  in  June  and 
conference  with  Mr.  Holden  to  determine  if  any  of  same  should 
he  dropped. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Renhold  with  respeot  to  new 
machine  invented  hy  him  for  cleaning  and  polishing  film. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find 
patents  which  might  affect  our  business. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Lanahan  and  Mo  Gall  with 
respect  to  a  new  invention  in  primary  batteries. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Mudd  with  respeot  to  accident 
occasioning  death  of  Henry  Fass,  employee  of  Edison  Storage 
Battery  Company. 

Examination  and  revision  of  proof  of  Pieman' s  brief 
for  Interference  Ho.  36,215,  Chisholm  vs.  Pierman. 

LookinK  over  patent  applications  due  for  amendment  in 
June  and  conferences  with  Mr.  Holden  and  Mr.  Edison  on  question 
of  dropping  some  of  these  applications. 

Correspondence  with  Mr.  Stryker  of  the  Fidelity  Trust 
Company  of  Newark,  and  conferences  with  Messrs.  Mallory  and 
H.  F.  Miller  regarding  title  to  Edison  Timber  Tract. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Graf  and  letter  to  Mr.  Lehmann 
regarding  working  of  Higham  French  KinetophonePatent.  ex¬ 
amination  of  letter  of  Mr.  Lehmann  and  matter 
him  regarding  charge  of  Brandon  Brothers,  for  their  services 
in  connection  with  working  of  said  patent. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Durand  regarding  proposed  trade¬ 
mark  "SHURSTOP". 

Opinion  to  Mr.  Coolidge  regarding  charges  for 
Telesori’be  and  Transophone  shipped  to  Mr*  Seoley. 

Federal  Storage  Battery  Car  Company,  In  Bankruptcy. 

at  request  of  Messrs.  Bilder  &  Bilder  and  conference  in  reier 
enoe  thereto  with  Mr.  Wetzel.  Attending  meet ^meeting: 
Bankruptcy  Court,  Newark  (all  day  Wednesday).  Report  on  meeting 
to  Mr.  Edison. 

Report  for  week  ending  May  2,  1914 

Criticism  of  proposed  contract  for  motion  picture 
rights  in  John  Reea  Scott's  "Red  Huzzar".  letter  to  Mr. 
Plimpton  re  "She  Hidden  Hand".  Conference  with  Mr.  V/ilson 
and  conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  manner  ofexecution  pfmotion 
picture  agreement  forms  in  view  of  ty-law  of  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

Further  work  on  "Edison  Shop"  agreements  for  Bahson 
Companies .  Agreement  for  Milwaukee  Phonograph  Company  pre¬ 
pared  and  forwarded.  Letters  to  Bahson  Bros. 

Preparation  for  and  conference  with  Mr.  Edison  re 
payment  of  taies  on  Spanish  patent.  Polio  179,  and  assignments, 
etc.  of  Polios  607  and  645. 

Conference  with  Mr.  McGall  on  primary  Battery  inven- 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Bee  and  Walker  op  changes 
proposed  Stone  &  Co.  contract. 

Preparing  letter  to  Russian  group  re  date  of 
Beginning  of  initial  period  of  contract. 

Further  work  on  Lapique  &  Co.  matter. 

Conference  with  and  advice  to  Mr.  Stevens  on 
letters  to  foreign  Kinet ophone  groups. 

Consideration  of  question  of  releases  to  Be  obtained 
in  suits  of  Leary  and  Cray  vs.  Edison  Storage  Battery  Company, 
and  correspondence  with  Mr.  Me  Carter  in  regard  to  same. 

Consideration  of  proposed  agreement  with  Mr.  Scott 
for  motion  picture  rights  in  "The  Colonel  of  the  Red  Huzzars  . 

Consideration  of  censorship  law  of  Pennsylvania, 
and  its  Bearing  upon  our  professional  and  Home  kinetoscope 

Consideration  of  Illinois  compensation  act,  and  ad¬ 
vising  Mr.  Mudd  in  regard  thereto. 

Consideration  of  the  claim  of  Mr.  Reylea  under  the 
Employers'  Liability  Act. 

Report  for  week  ending  May  2,  1914 

Going  over  the  new  statute  of  Hew  Jersey  relating 
to  transfers  of  stock  and  other  assets  of  decedents,  and 
advising  Mr.  Eckert  in  regard  thereto. 

Consideration  of  the  Clayton  Anti  Crust  measure, 
and  memorandum  to  Mr.  Wilson  in  regard  thereto. 

Consideration  of  question  whether  or  not  we  have 
the  right  to  put  out  devices  involving  the  Higham  inventions 
for  use  in  front  of  vaudeville  houses. 

Consideration  of  the  legal  status  of  the  claim  of 
S.  L.  Crosby  Company,  Bangor,  Me.  against  Lord  &  Company, 
of  Portland. 

Going  over  the  brief  in  the  interference  of 
Chisholm  vs.  Bierman. 

letter  to  Victor  Company  regarding  infringement  of 
our  patents. 

Discussing  with  Mr.  Graf  the  reply  from  his  attorney 
in  Vienna  concerning  his  proposed  libel  suit  against  Kertsmar.. 

Consideration  of  question  of  paying  Louis  Leopold 
the  amount  of  our  indebtedness  to  the  Trustee  in  Bankruptcy 
of  the  United  States  Shade  &  Awning  Company. 

Consideration  of  the  proposed  by-laws  of  The 
Phonograph  Corporation  of  Manhattan. 

Trip  to  Hew  York  -  conferring  with  Mr.  Bull  in  re¬ 
gard  to  the  suit  brought  by  the  Victor  Company  for  alleged 
infringement  of  Johnson  patents. 

Investigating  claim  of  Hickey  for  :|)1500  against 
Edison  Kinetophone  Company. 

Obtaining  passport  for  Mr.  Gall  for  use  in  Russia. 

Corre soondence  with  Rational  Talking  Machine  Company 
of  Steubenville,"  Ohio  concerning  their  use  of  name  Thomas  A. 
Edison,  Incorporated. 

One  United  States  Patent  application  filed. 

Three  United  StateB  Patent  applications  amended. 


ymw  EuniNG  MAY  9.  1914 . 

Validity  search  on  patents  sued  on  by  the 
Victor  Company- 

Investigation  into  facts  connected  with  case  of 
accident  which  resulted  in  death  of  Henry  Pass. 

Revision  of  Patent  numbers  on  Agreement  for 
Edison  Phonograph  Jobbers  and  Healers. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find 
patents  which  may  affect  our  business. 

Edison  Timber  Tract  Matters  Examination  of  Minute 

fecting  record  title  to  same. 

Examination  of  Graf  Kinetophone  applioation  filed 
by  Mefi'ert  &  Sell,  and  conference  with  Mr.  Graf  regarding 

Conferences  with  Ur.  Durand  regarding  infringement 

<*  TiSSw- 

K°£35S™Sgv  ET.^“  *> 

Parlograph  Company. 

train  lighting  batteries. 

preparation  oi  propoaod  «£•••» 

SioH&flo^SiaJn  Storas.  B.ttori.s 
throughout  Union  of  South  Africa. 


Revision  of  proposed  co!\tI‘  ^Conference 


Mr.  Walker  (Tuesday). 

Report  for  week  ending  May  9,  1914 

Conference  with  Mr.  Stevens  re  proposed  contract  with 
Harris  for  exclusive  sales  rights  for  storage  batteries,  etc.  in 
Hew  Zealand  (Tuesday).  Dictating  draft  of  contract,  and  handing 
same  to  Mr.  Stovens  (Wednesday). 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Wilson,  Graf,  Stevens,  Maxwell 
re  Ton  Kramer  contract  (Tuesday).  Conference  with  Messrs . 
Wilson,  Graf  and  Stevens  (Wednesday).  Question  of  modifica¬ 
tion  of  contract. 

In  Washington  Thursday,  Friday  and  Saturday; 

Search  on  Milch  patent  Ho. 785, 124  and 
Damme,  Hos.  964,658  and  794,362. 

Interviews  with  Examiners  on  Folio  813 
(Edison)  and  Folios  715  and  716  (Bliss). 

Cursory  examination  of  file  wrapper  ex¬ 
tents  of  spot  welding  patents  Harmatta,  1  046  066, 
Rietzel,  928,701,  and  Interference  Harmatta  vs. 

Hiet‘'epo0iing  mto  copyright  of  Edison  and 
Steinmetz  photo  at  Copyright  Ofnoe  in  con¬ 
nection  with  claim  of  Mr.  Edgar.  Letters  to 
Mr.  Andrews  and  attorneys  for  Mr.  ^agar 

Goine  over  proposed  agreement  with  Murray  for 
rtth  »»  OKI..  ««•. 

Studio . 

Goins  over  proposed  agreement  with  John  Kientsch 
concerning  repIi^  toVss  roof  at  the  Bronx  Studio. 

Preparing  proposed  undertaking  to 
Kinetophone  contracts. 

Going  over  the  proposed  agreement  for  the  sale  of 
storage  batteries  in  Hew  Zealand. 

Reading  Judge  Hay?s  decision  sustaining  last  reissue 
of  Edison  Motion  Picture  Camera  Patent. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Wilson,  Maxwoll.Hutchison 
and  Gall  concerning  instructions  to  latter  as  to  his  work 
in  Europe. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  V/ilson  Eogers  and  Gould 
concerning  various  matters  arising  in  connection  with 
Canadian  Customs. 

Report  for  week  ending  May  9,  1914 

Taking  up  Mo  Ureal  suit  and  writing  our  attorneys 
in  regard  to  Me  Sreal  counter  claims. 

letter  to  S.  1.  Crosby,  Bangor,  Me.,  concerning 
purchases  of  lord  &  Company. 

letter  to  Frederick  Jay,  concerning  proposed 
petition  of  Reylea  for  damages  under  Employers'  liability 


Three  United  States  applications  filed. 

Two  United  States  Applications  amended. 


v/EP.K  EHDIITG  MAY  16.  1914.  f 

Validitv  search  on  patents  on  which  we  are  lasing  susd 
by  the  Victor^ Company ,  involving  a  trip  to  Washington,  and 
conferences  with  Mr.  Holden  with  respect  thereto. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find  patents 
which  may  affect  our  business. 

Pre-aaration  of  Minutes  of  Stockholders'  and  Directors' 


Conference  with  Messrs.  Deeming  and  Me  Chesney 
regarding  name  for  new  Einetose ope. 

Preparation  of  assignments  in  connection  with 

purchase  of  United  States  Patent  to  Cook,  ITo.  678,121. 

3  dictating  machine 

Conference  with  Mr.  Durand 


Conference  with  Mr.  Maginnis  of  the 
Battery  Company  ^S^ding  changes  proposed  hy  the  -^nsylvani 

Consideration  with  Mr.  Higham  of  German  Einetophone 
application  filed  hy  Mr.  Graf. 

Reviewing  decisions  and  testimony. 

Going  over  several  patent  applications  preparatory 
to  personal  interviews  with  Examiners  . 

Federal  Storage. Bat t or y  Car^Company  ^“guptcy5  - 

(Monday)  Assisting  Mr.  company's  account  with 

sais»»'.  »a  J“™g  “"  H'otooBdaJi  Attending  J«*- 


eport  l'or  weak  ending  May  16,  1914  -  2. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  search  on  Milch  and 
Damme  Patents.  Conference  with  Messrs.  Edison  and  Durand. 
Decided  to  disregard  Damme  patents. 

Stone  Co.  contract  -  Conference  with  Hr.  Bee  (Tuesday)  . 
Conference  (Friday)  with  Hr.  Edison  and  later  with  Hr.  holden. 

Consideration  of  contract  between  Thomas  A.  Edison, 
Incorporated  and  John  P.eed  Bcott  for  motion  picture  rights  in 
"She  Colonel  of  the  Had  Huzzars".  Conference  with  Mr.  Holden 
and  changes  suggested  to  Mr.  Wilson. 

letter  to  Mr.  Plimpton  re  agreement  Form  C.  covering 
purchases  of  Motion  Picture  rights. 

looking  into  matters  in  connection  with  Von  Kramer 
contract.  Executed  copy  sont  to  Mr.  Berggren. 

Foreign  Kinetonhone  matters: 

Conference  with  Mr.  Stevens  (Monday)  miscellan- 

e°US’  Conference  with  Messrs.  Maxwell,  Stevens 
Jacobowitz  and  Patek  (Monday)  re  concessions  asked  for 

by  I'r0Q°^f!ren®0  ( Tuesday)  with  Messrs.  Wilson, 

Maxwell,  Stevens,  and  Graf  re  French  contract.  Con¬ 
ference  with  Messrs.  Wilson,  Maxwell,  Stevens.,  Graf, 

Jacobowitz^an^^  (Wednesday)  with  Messrs.  Wilson,  Maxwell, 
Graf,  Jacobowitz  and  Patek  re  proposed  concessions 

Conference  ((Thursday)  v/ith  Mr-  Stevens-Russian 
contracting  (]?riday)  with  Hessrs.  Wilson, Maxwell, 
Graf.  Assisting  in  preparation  of  letters  to  French 
group.  Cony  handed  to  Hr.  Jacobowitz  and  °°?y  d 

to  French  group.  Procuring  affidavit  of  Mr.  Junes 
Millar  as  to  mailing  and  registering  letcer. 

Conference  (Saturday)  with  Messrs.  Wilson  and 
Stevens  re  miscellaneous  Kinetophone  matters. 

Going  over  papers  in  the  Powrie  matter. 

Trip  to  Hew  York  for  conference  with  Mr.  Bull  con¬ 
cerning  the  suits  of  Searchlight  Horn  Company  on  the  lleilsen 

Report  for  week  ending  May  16,  1914 

Going  over  the  Mo  Greal  correspondence  end  letter 
to  our  Attorney  with  regard  to  our  reply  to  Mo  Greal 's 

Discussing  Reylea  claim  for  personal  injuries,  with 

Mr.  Frost. 

Discussing  with  Mr.  Bee  the  legality  ox  allowing 
rehates  on  sales  of  storage  Batteries. 

Discussing  with  Mr.  Mudd  our  liability  for  the 
death  of  Mr.  Pass,  an  employee  of  the  Edison  Storage  Bat oery 

Discussing  with  Mr.  lanahan-  the  claims  and  status  of 
the  Iismmo  patent. 

Discussing  with  Mr.  Berggren  and  Mr.  Jamison  the 
Employers  liability  Act,  particularly  as  regards  an  employee 
having  a  fit  and  injuring  himself  or  others  while  in  such 

Conferring  with  Messrs-  V.ilson  and, 
the  supplying  of  Edison  Diamond  Reproducers  to  the  Regina 
Company,  and  advising  that  same  should  not  be  done. 

Consideration  of  question  of  producing  our  scenario 
"Back  to  the  Simple  life”  in  view  of  the  scenario  0\m  Your 
Own  Home"  and  writing  Mr.  Plimpton  in  regard  thereto. 

letter  to  J.  W.  Maxwell,  Austin ,  /i'exas,  showing 
that  Edison  Disc  goods  have  been  supplied  to  fexas  jobb  rs. 

Two  United  States  applications  amended. 

Weekly  examinat 
patents  which  may  affect 

i  of  Official  Ga: 
c  business. 

reBP„t  JS2STK/2S 

on  which  suit  is  hasea. 


Validity  search  in  connection  with  Victor  suit, 
involving  trip  to  Hew  York. 

in  Washington  Monday 

Conferences  with  Messrs,  noiaen  >  and 

correspondence,  preparation  and  filing 
obtaining  stipulation  postponing  date  of  hearing 

Preparation  of  first  draft 

between  Edison  Kinetophone  Company  and  Hesses.  Miller  ana 
Williams  regarding  Chadian  Road  Show,  to  be  known  as 
Company  Ho.  8. 

Conferences  with  Mr  .Edison  and  fxry^  Miller 

minutes,  and  correspondence  regarding  same. 

Bevlsion  of  K*6* 

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and  Friday. 

Further  work  on  proposed  contract  between  Stone 

5,  Company,  Ltd.,  Mr.  Edison  and  Edison  Storage  Batte  y 

&  company,  jjuu-.,  ^ 

Clean  copy  submitted  to  Mr.  Edisi 

Report  for  week  ending  May  23rd,  1914 

Proposed  contract  'between  Sdiaon  Storage  Battery 
Company  and  A.  H.  Johnson  So  Company  ltd.,  re  Edison  batteries 
for  South  Africa.  Revision  and  conference  with  1ST.  Stevens. 

Memorandum  to  Mr.  V/ilson 

letter  to  Mr. Plimpton  i 

re  Roaster's  film  unwinding 
"The  Hidden  Hand". 

"The  Edison  Shop"  agreements. 

looking  into  matter  of  powers  of  attorney  requested 
by  Brandon  Brothers,  in  connection  with  storage  battery  patents 
for  Austria.  Inquiry  by  phone  of  Marks  &  Clerk. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  regarding  Edison  and 
Steinmetz  photo  matter. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  trade  mark  "Diamond". 

Conference  with  Mr.  Saltzmah:  re  primary  battery 

Preparation  of  argument  in  Polio  715 • 

Foreign  Kinetonhone  matters: 

Conference  (Monday)  Messrs.  Y.’ilson,  Maxwell, 
Graf  and  Stevens. 

Conference  (all  day  Tuesday)  Messrs.  V/ilson, 
Maxwell,  Stevens,  &  Graf  on  matters  requiring  disposi- 
•  tion  before  Mr.  Graf's  sailing. 

Austrian  Kinetophone  -  reading  letter  and 
papers  from  Deiohes. 

Going  over  letters  for  Mr.  Stevens. 
Conference  (Friday)  with  Messrs.  Maxwell  and 

Stevens . 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Bull  at  10  Fifth  Avenue  and 
showing  him  our  apparatus  with  respect  to  the  issues  ol  the 
suits  brought  against  us  by  the  Searchlight  Horn  Company  and 
the  Victor  Talking  Machine  Company.  Also  trip  to  Mr.  Bull  s 
office  for  further  conference  with  respect  to  same. 

Going  through  papers  in  Po 
to  find  whether  or  not  we  purchased 
ed  with  Polyform. 

(form  matter  ip  order 

;ock  in  any  company  connect- 

Report  for  week  ending  Hay  23rd,  19M 

looking  up  matters  for  Mr-  Bull  in  connection  with 
Searchlight  suit. 

Goipg  over  proposed  incorporation  papers  for 
The  Phonograph  Corporation  of  Manhattan  (Babson). 

Going  over  Stone  agreement  -  storage  batteries. 

Going  over  recent  decisions  of  Supreme  Court 
with  a  view  to  bringing  infringement  suit  against  Trafford 
Music  Company  for  removal  of  name  plates. 

One  United  States  Application  filed. 

Six  United  States  Applications  amended. 


week-  ehdihg  may  30.  1914.  \  A 

Lookins:  over  new  disc  machine  designed  by  Mr-  lewis 
„i  *.  G.SSK  rLt.r»l».  «  »™>  l»ffl«S“  “»  »et“ts- 
Trin  to  Hew  York  to  look  up  French  patent  cited  in 
motion  to  dissolve  Edison  -  Gaumont  Interference. 

Preparation  of  brief  stating  grounds  of  opposition 
to  motion  to  Solve  Edison  -  Gaumont  Interference. 


Consideration  of  reforencesagainstU.S^PetentntOing^ 

Thoma,  Ho.  949,991,  °  •  tfllelsrs  .  Idls  on*  Wils  on  and  Holden 

the  same.  Conferences  with  Messrs,  , 

regarding  same. 

Preparation  of  notice  to  Dictating  Machine  users, 
regarding  ^patents  on  Dictation  Indexes. 

Works  -  personal  injury  case  -  iumb 
to  Court  House  at  Hewark. 

investigation  of  advisability  of  changing  patent 
date  on  Home  hinetoscope  film  label. 

™  SS:  sr- 

conference  with  Mr.  Me  Chesney. 

and  handed  to  Mr.  Stevens.  f  attorney  signed  by  Mr.  Edison 

ln  „  *»*  t0 
Brandon  Brothers. 

Proposed  contract  Edison  Storage  Battery^ompany.  £ • 
to  Mr.  Walker. 

Reading  over  new  Kinetophone  agreement  proposed  toy 
Mr .  Maxwell . 

Proposed  contract  Edison  Storage  Battery  Company  and 
Pennsylvania  Railroad  Co.  -  trainlighting  Batteries.  Conference 
(Monday)  with  Mr.  Me  GinniB  and  preparation  of  revised  draft. 

Also  looking  into  matter  of  toond.  Conference  ( Wednesday)  with 
Messrs.  Me  Ginnis  and  Thompson.  Revision  of  Bond  agreement.  . 
Further  work  (Thursday)  on  matter  of  Bond  and  preparation  of 
contract  of  guaranty.  Further  work  Friday. 

Federal  Storage  Battery  Car  Company  in  Bankruptcy. 
Question  of  protecting  Mr.  Edison's  lien.  Conference  (Tuesday) 

Mr .  Holden.  Conference  (Wednesday)  at  ilewark  with  Trustee  iinda- 
Bury  and  his  attorney  Spaulding  Fraser.  Stipulations  prepared. 
Conference  (fhursdayj  with  Mr.  Philips.  Stipulations  signed. 

Friday  By  Mr.  Edison. 

Conference  (Thursday)  with  Mr.  Holden -re  suit  vs.McGreal. 

Conference  (Thursday)  with  Mr.  Holden  re  Powrie  matter. 
Preliminary  work  (Friday)  on  Powrie  contract. 

Foreign  Kinetouhone  Matters: 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Wilson  &  Stevens  (Monday). 

Conference  with  Mr.  Stevens  (Tuesday)  and  prepara¬ 
tion  of  letters  to  German  group  and  Mr.  Graf. 

(Thursday)  Preparation  of  letter  to  Lawyers  in 
Hong  Kong  re  securing  machines  etc.  from  Receiver.  Confer¬ 
ence  with  Mr.  Maxwell  (Friday). 

Conference  (Friday)  with  Messrs.  Maxwell  and  Stevens 
re  proposed  agreement  for  Brazil  with  Linton  and  question  of 
making  Portugese  subjects.  Assisted  in  preparing  cablegram 
to  Linton. 

Going  over  proposed  agreement  with  Hr.  Hamilton,  for 
construction  of  addition  to  Bronx  studio. 

Going-over  proposed  agreement  Between  Edison  Storage 
Battery  Company  and  Pennsylvania  Railroad  Company.  Also  guaranty 
of  Thomas  A.  Edison. 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Wilson  and  Mr.  Pardee  concerning  the 
trade  letter  of  the  Victor  Talking  Machine  Company  alleging  in¬ 
fringement  of  its  patents  toy  this  company. 

Going  over  proposed  answer  in  suit  brought  by 
Searchlight  Horn  Company  against  Thomas  A.  Sdison,  Incorpora¬ 
ted,  District  of  Hew  Jersey.  Also  answer  of  Victor  Talking 
Machine  Company  in  similar  suit. 

Going  over  proposed  reply  to  be  filed  on  behalf  of 
this  company  in  suit  against  Me  Greal. 

Going  over  proposed  agreement  with  Hopkins  of 
London  concerning  consignment  of  dictating  machines,  and 
preparing  supplemental  agreement  thereto. 

Going  over  Hew  York  Workmen ' s  compensation  act,  and 
conferring  with  Mr.  Berggren  and  Mr.  Schenck  regarding  same. 

Considering  claim  of  Boyd  Engineering  Company  for 
damage  to  Boiler,  and  correspondence  in  regard  thereto. 

Considering  claim  of  Sdison  Kinet oplione  Company 
against  lotus  Theatre  Company  of  Brooklyn  for  balance  due 
under  contract,  and  correspondence  in  regard  thereto. 

Two  United  States  Applications  filed. 

Seven  United  States  Applications  amended. 

One  foreign  Application  amended. 




Conference  with  Mr.  Brophy  with  respect  to  thfe 
application  of  the  prior  art  to  the  claims  of  the  Victofc 
patents  on  which  we  are  Being  sued. 

Preparation  of  opposition  to  the  registration  of  the 
word  "Diamond,’,'  as  a  trade  mark  for  talking  machines  By  the 
Diamond  Talking  Machine  Company. 

Examination  of  two  copies  of  Official  Gazette  to 
find  patents  which  interest  us  or  may  affect  our  Business.- 

Drawing  up  papers  for  the  organization  of  a  corpora¬ 
tion  -  The  Phonograph  Company  of  the  Oranges. 

Conferenoe,  Messrs.  Hiller  and  House  re  Benedict 
accident  case. 

Conference,  Messrs.  Holden  and  Mo  Coy  re  alleged 
infringement  of  Schroeder  patent  By  Victor  and  Columbia 

Examination  of  new  disc  machine  designed  By  Mr. 
lewis,  to  ascertain  if  same  infringes  any  patent  or  patentB. 

Conferenoe  with  Mr.  Durand  re  patent  on  memorandum 
sheet  for  dictating  machines. 

letter  to  Mr.  Plimpton  re  Form  C. 

Going  over  proposed  contract  with  J.  B.  lippincott 
Co.  for  motion  picture  rights  in  "The  Best  Man".  Report  to  Mr. 

Going  over  with  Mr.  McGinnis  proposed  contract  between 
Edison  Storage  Battery  Company  and  Pennsylvania  R.  R.  Co. relating 
to  cells  for  multiple  unit  control  and  auxiliary  lighting,  and 
revising  same. 

Federal  Storage  Battery  Car  Co.,  in  Bankruptcy.  Phone 
inquiries.  Conference  with  Mr.  Wightman.  Arranging  to  permit 
Railway  Storage  Battery  Car  Company  to  remove  two  oars. 

Stone’  &  Co.  contract.  Conference  with  Messrs,  talker 
and  Bee.  Preparation  of  letter  for  Mr.  Edison  to  Stone  &  Co. 
Copies  of  proposed  agreement  sent  off. 

Matter  of  agreement  with  Mr.  Higham.  Conferences  with 
Messrs.  Y/ilson  and  Holden.  Going  over  proposed  agreement.  Com¬ 
pleting  preparation  of  declarations  for  foreign  patents  for  Mr. 
Higham' s  signature. 

Report  for  week  ending  June  6,  19X4 

Claim  of  1.  1.  Edgar  vs.  Edison  Storage  Battery  Co. 
for  alleged  infringement  of  copyright.  letters  to  Edgar’s 
Attorney,  Copyright  Office,  and  memo,  to  Mr.  Andrews. 

Conferences  (Thursday)  with  Messrs.  Beast er,  Wilson, 
Hutchison,  L.W.McChesney,  re  proposed  license  agreement  with 
Mr.  Feaster  relating  to  Film  Unwinding  Device.  Dictating 
proposed  agreement. 

Dictating  preliminary  draft  of  agreement  with 
John  H.  Powrie. 

looking  into  Foreign  Storage  Battery  Patent  taxes 
due  in  July.  Conference  with  Mr.  Edison. 

Foreign  Kinetophone : 

Conference  (Monday)  with  Messrs.  Maxwell,  Patek, 
and  Wilson  re  matter  of  payment  of  second  half  of  Bonus 
by  French  group.  Dictating  letter  to  French  group. 
Carbon  copy  given  to  Mr.  Patek. 

letter  and  other  documents  sent  off  to  attor¬ 
neys  in  Hong  Kong  in  matter  of  recovery  of  apparatus 
furnished  under  lapique  contract. 

Preparation  of  letters  consenting  to  assignment 
of  Cherry  Company  contract. 

Studying  Hew  York  Workmen1 s  Compensation  Act  which 
goes  into  effeot  July  1,  1914. 

Consideration  of  Kinetophone  situation  at  Hang  Kong. 
Going  over  Employees'  Bond  -  Edison  Storage  Battery 


Preparing  addendum  to  agreement  with  Hopkins  regard¬ 
ing  dictating  machines,  London. 

Preparing  agreement  with  Mr.  Higham  changing  his 
duties  and  remuneration. 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Berggren  concerning  the 
Workmen's  Compensation  Act. 

Going  into  Me  Greal  matters  with  Mr.  Wilson. 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Davidson  regarding  the  question 
of  dropping  Mr.  Storck  as  a  dealer  at  Red  Bank. 

Report  for  week  ending  June  6,  1914 

Gol4g  over  specification  prepared  by  Mr.  Schiffl 
for  the  manufacture  of  phonograph  cabinets  hy  independent 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Dyke  regarding  steps  to  be 
taken  in  supporting  the  StevenB  Bill  and  in  opposing  the 
Oldfield  Bill. 

Conferring  with  Mr.  V/ilson  concerning  the  duping 
•  films  abroad  and  importation  of  "dupes"  into  this 

up  of  r 

Conferring  with  Mr.  lanahan  concerning  the  drawing 
i  Powrie  agreement. 

Preparing  assignment  of  E.  H.  Philips  to  Edison 
Storage  Battery  Company,''  end  Edison  Storage  Battery  Company 
to  Stbrage  Battery  Equipment  Company  of  assets  of  Bankrupt, 
Southern  Electric  light  &  Power  Supplying  Corporation. 

looking  up  Hew  Jersey  law  relating  to  the  installa¬ 
tion  ana  operation  of  elevators. 

looking  up  history  of  our  dealings  with  the  Search¬ 
light  Horn  Company,  and  writing  Mr.  Bull  in  regard  to  same. 

Going  through  papers  relating  to  securing  of  the 
release  of  Bonci,  and  writing  the  Columbia  Company  as  to  our 
position  on  sharing  payment*  of  any  recovery  in  the  suit  of 
the  Fonotipia  Company. 

Three  United  States  Applications  amended. 

One  Foreign  Application  amended. 

WEEK  ENDING  JUKE  18.  1914. 

Conferences  with  Mr.  Brophy  re  application  of  prior 
art  to  claims  sued  on  hy  Victor  Company. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  organization  of  The 
Phonograph  Company  of  The  Oranges. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find  patents 
which  may  affect  our  business. 

Preparation  of  agreement  between  Edison  Kinetophone 
Company  and  Messrs.  Williams  and  Miller  re  running  Show  Ho.  8 
for  Eastern  Canada. 

Preparing  opposition  to  registration  of  trademark 
DIAMOND  for  Talking  Machines  hy  The  Diamond  Talking  Machine 

Conference  with  Mr.  Hart  with  respect  to  an  inven¬ 
tion  hy  him  on  air  reproducer. 

Correspondence  with  Canadian  Customs  with  a  view  to 
securing  refund  of  duty  on  a  film  sent  hy  mistake  to  General 
Film  Company  at  Montreal.  Investigation  of  circumstances  and 
conference  With  1.  W.  Me  Chesney  with  respect  thereto. 

Feaster' s  film  unwinding  device.  Revision  of  proposed 
contract.  Conferenoe  (Monday)  with  Mr.  Feaster.  Conference 
(Wednesday)  with  Messrs.  Feaster  and  Wilson. 

Revision  of  Powrie  contract  and  conferences  with  Mr. 
Holden.  Conferenoe  (Thursday)  with  Mr.  Scull. 

"Edison  Shop"  agreements  for  Phonograph  Co.  of  Kansas 
City  and  Phonograph  Co.  of  San  Francisco  sent;  off  to  Bahson  Bros. 

to  Mr.  Rogers. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Bee  re  proposed  Stone  &  Company  con¬ 

Going  over  proposed  agreement  for  pictures  to  he  taken 

Report  for  week  ending  June  13,  1914 

by  attaches  of  Edison  Studio. 

Matter  of  recovery  of  Kinetophone  apparatus  still 
out.  Conference  with  Mr.  1.  W.  Mo  Chesney.  letters  to 
Theatre  proprietirs,  etc.  at  Uniontown,  Pa.,  Connellsville, 

Pa.,  Dayton,  Ohio,  Douglas, Arizona,  and  Santa  Rosa,  California. 

Going  over  proposed  contract  between  Thomas  A. Edison, 
Inc.  and  The  Regina  Co. 

Advice  to  Mr.  Sease  re  Eastman  Kodak  Company's  agree- 

Eoreign  Kinetophone  Matters: 

Conference  (Monday)  with  Mr.  Stevens  re  printing 
filmB  in  Berlin. 

Sending  documents  re  Japanese  Kinetophone  con¬ 
tract  to  Mr.  Berggren. 

(Tuesday)  Miscellaneous  letters  prepared  including 
letters  re  assignment  of  German  contract  and  letters  to  all 
European  groups  re  copyrights. 

Conference  (all  Wednesday  afternoon)  with  Messrs. 
Wilson,  Maxwell,  Stevens  and  Micheles  re. concessions  request¬ 
ed  by  Russian  group.  Conference  (Friday)  with  Messrs. 
Wilson,  Stevens,  and  Micheles.  Dictating  proposed  supple¬ 
mental  agreement  with  Russian  group. 

looking  into  question  of  furnishing  French  group 
subjects  to  Russian  &  German  groups.  Conference  with 
Messrs.  Stevens  &  Holden. 

looking  up  papers  of  Douglas  Phonograph  Company  to 
determine  whether  or  not  the  affairs  of  the  Company  can  be 
closed  up. 

Conference  In  Hew  fork  with  MessrB.  Heave,  Mason  and 
Kiefer,  concerning  argument  of  appeal  in  long  Kiln  Suit. 

Conferring  with  Messrs.  Berggren  &  Frost  concerning 
the  Hew  York  Workman's  Compensation  Act. 

Conference  in  Hew  York  with  Messrs.  Camp  and  Burns 
of  Columbia  Phonograph  Company  concerning  suit  of  i'onotipia,  on 
account  of  Bonci  release. 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Stevens  in  regard  to  the  copyright 
suit  against  the  Columbia  Company  in  England  based  upon  the 
making  of  an  orchestration  to  be  used  for  making  phonograph 
records  '  and  concerning  a  proposed  suit  to  test  the  question  of 
what  is’ sufficient  publication  in  England  to  t 

of  a  selection  published  at  the  same  time  in  the  United  StateB. 

W1CTITC  ENDING  JURE  20.  19X4^,  | 

Preparation  of  Opposition  to  the  registration  By 
the  Diamond  lilting  Machine  Company,  of  the  word  Diamond 
as  a  trademark  for  talking  machines. 

Preparation  of  papers  for  the  organization  of  The 
Phonograph  Company  of  The  Oranges,  and  conferences  with  Mr. 
Maxwell  with  respect  thereto. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Buck  re  proposed  agreement 
Between  Edison  Kinetophone  Company  and  Messrs.  Williams  and 
Miller  for  Show  No.  8. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Lewis  re  new  model  of  disc 
phonograph  and  new  automatic  stop. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Simpson  re  diamond  stylus 
and  method  of  making  same. 

Conferences  with  Mr.  Brophy  re  patents  involved  in 
suit  of  Victor  Company  vs.  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporate  . 

Ind  application  of  references  relied  upon  to  anticipate  such 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find 
patents  which  may  affect  our  Business. 

T.ookinc  over  applications  due  for  amendment  in  July 

^  Kiir-rs  ssJJfs 


Investigation  of  circumstances  under  which  the 
Livingston  Stage  follided  with  an  Electric  Truck  owned  By 

Conference  (Monday)  with  Mr.  L.W.Mo  < Sheene 7  re  claim. b 

for  EV-iM- a 

to  form. 

Wooster's  film  unwinding  device.  Conference s( Tuesday) 

M  __^Sawan fter  and  Mlson,  lad  Edison  and  Wilson.  Revising 
««>  Mr.  I.  ».  M.  OM—y. 
Conference  (Friday)  with  Mr.  Holden. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Maxwell  re  Kinetophone  agreement 
for  private  parties. 

T„„Wr„.  <T1+0  matter  of  claim  of  Edison  Kinetophone  Co. 

against  Lo^f^at^fc^  ^Conference  ^f-^thf  lifter' s*^’ 
H.Y. ,  with  I.  W.  Mo  Chesney,  I.  ELuegelraan,  and  the  latter  s 
attorney,  Mr.  Trosk. 

THntatine  license  under  Schoenmehl  application.  Revis- 
lng  m  .....  to  »•  MB.  for 

comment  "by  him. 

PaiHsion  of  proposition  to  he  submitted  to  St.  Fail 
Bread  Co.  by  Edison  Storage  Battery  Company.  Conference  with  Mr. 

Having  drawings  for  Mr.  Bangley's  application  revised. 
Poreign  Kinetophone  matters 

to  Mr.  Micheles. 

Confer enoe  ( Thursday > with  Mr.  ““oontr^t , 

Maxwell  and  representatives  of  Scandinavian  group. 

Going  over  by-laws  and  minutes  relating  to  organiza¬ 
tion  of  The  Phonograph  Company  of  Manhattan. 

Discussing  with  Mr.  Dyke  the  situation  at  Mason  City  t 

i„.,  K SS  5m  «  th.  »it 

the  i'rafford  Music  Company. 

Going  over  proposed  agreement  for  leasing  of  phono¬ 
graphs  by  The  Phonograph  Company  of  the  Oranges. 

Going  over  answer  of  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporated 
in  the  suit  brought  by  the  Victor  Company. 

copyright  ^^S^£SSSSZ,  0- -tfonTict^ 


Interview  with  Mr.  Deeken  concerning  the  Thoraa 


Three  United  States  applications  amended. 

One  Foreign  patent  application  amended 


WEEK  EHPIHG  JUHE  27.  1914. 

Stage  and 
to  same. 

our  Electric 

of  collision  between  The  Livingston 
Truck  Ho.  8,  and  letter  with  reBpect 

Conference  with  Mr.  Maxwell  regarding  The  Phonograph 
Company  of  the  Oranges,  and  preparation  of  Minutes  of  first 
meeting  of  incorporators,  and  first  meeting  of  the  directors 
of  said  Company. 

Search  to  determine  patentability  of  an  automatic 
phonograph  stop  mechanism  invented  by  Mr.  Challen,  and  con¬ 
ference  with  Mr.  Holden  with  respect  thereto. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Bolan,  Eckert  and  Charles 
Edison  regarding  The  Phonograph  Company  of  the  Oranges. 

Investigation  of  question  of  relisting  dictating 
machines  and  primary  battery  jars  for  Canadian  Customs,  in 
order  to  secure  a  lower  duty  thereon. 

Attending  first  meeting  of  the  incorporators  and 
directors  of  The  Phonograph  Company  of  the  Oranges. 

Verifying  references  cited  in  answer  in  the  Search¬ 
light  Horn  suit. 

Investigation  of  question  as  to  whether  the  stop 
mechanism  on  the  new  projecting  kinetoscope  infringes  patents 
granted  to  Prude. 

Conferences  with  Messrs.  Brophy,  Chesler,  and  Hey 
regarding  preparation  of  applications  for  patents. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find 
patents  which  may  affect  our  business. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Pioklen  and  Holden  regarding 
patents  on  reinforced  concrete  pavements. 

Trip  to  Washington  to  determine  validity  and  scope 
of  Pioklen  patents  on  reinforced  concrete  pavements. 

In  the  matter  of  the  transfer  of  the  so 
Tract (Edison)  to  Hew  Jersey  Zinc  Company:  Preparation  of  quit 
claim  deeds  from  The  Ogden  Iron  Company  and  the  ^^iving  d  d 
Trustees  of  The  Sussex  County  Iron  Co.  to  Mr.  B4x““» 
from  Mr.  Edison  to  the  Hew  Jersey  Zinc  Company.  Also  affidavits 
regarding  status  of  The  Ogden  Iron  Company  and  The  Sussex  County 
Iron  Company,  checking  up  drawing  of  the  property  to  be  trans- 



f erred.  Conference  with  Messrs.  H.  F.  Miller  and  Meadow- 

croft  regarding  meetings  of  stockholders  and  directors  of 
The  Ogden  Iron  Company.  Conference  in  Newark  with  Mr . 
English  and  Mr.  Faulks  regarding  form  of  above  named  deeds; 
cheoking  up  final  draft  of  Minutes  of  Stockholders'  and 
Directors'  meetings  of  The  Ogden  Iron  Company;  and  corres¬ 

In  the  matter  of  the  petition  of  JoBeph  Reylea 
vs.  Edison  Phonograph  Works,  for  compensation  for  personal 
injuries.  Conference  with  Mr.  Frost;  attending^hearing^at 
Court  House  in  Newark;  '  "  *  ‘  ”  "  T3“” 

and  Frost. 

■and  conference  with  Messrs.  Reylea 

looking  over  patent  applications  due  for  amendment 
in  July  and  conference  with  Mr-  Holden  regarding  same. 

Preparation  of  new  application  in  connection 
with  the  registration  of  the  Edison  Storage  Battery  Company 
in  Illinois. 

Advice  to  Mr.  Meadowcroft  regarding  Hew  Jersey 
inheritance  tax  law. 

Preparation  of  letter  for  Mr.  Edison  to  Deutsche 
Edison  Akkumulatoren  Company. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  Grainger  claim. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  return  of  battery 
to  Citizens  Transit  Company. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  copyright  claim  of 
Victor  Company. 

Revising  letter  to  A.  H.  Johnson  Co.  ltd.  for  Mr. 
Stevens  re  sale  of  storage  batteries  in  South  Africa. 

Schoenmehl  application  papers  and  license  sent  off 
to  Chamberlain  &  Newman. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Maxwell  re  copyrighting  Kineto- 
phone  subjects.  looking  up  law.  Memorandum  to  Mr.  Wilson. 

Miscellaneous  foreign  trade  mark-matters. 

Federal  Storage  Battery  Car  Co.  _  _ 

Conference  with  MessrB.  Holden  and  Gill  re  copyright¬ 
ing  Home  Kinetoscope  films  and  slides. 

Dictating  report  to  Mr.  Durand  re  proposed  motor  with 
sectional  windings  (lamme  patents) 


Memorandum  to  Mr.  Y/ilson  re  "An  Old  Sweetheart  of 

Foreign  Kinetoohone  Matters 

Advice  to  Mr.  Stevens  re  British  copyright  in 
"The  Master  Mind". 

Dictating  and  revising  supplemental  agreement 
for  Scandinavian  group.  Conference  with  Messrs.  Stevens 
and  Lonergran. 

Preparing  Kinetophone  agreement  with  Linton  for 


Conference  (Wednesday)  with  Messrs.  Maxwell  and 
Stevens  t  miscellaneous ) . 

Conference  (Friday)  with  Mr.  Stevens  (Miscellaneous) . 
Letter  to  Ur.  Patek  for  Mr.  Stevens  re  copyrights.  Going 
over  letters  for  Mr.  Stevens. 

Conference  (Saturday)  with  Mr.  Stevens  re 
miscellaneous  matters.. 

Going  over  proposed  deeds  covering  transfer  of  the 
Edison  Timber  Tract. 

Studying  Ilew  York  Workmen's  Compensation  Act. 

Going  over  papers  for  the  transfer  of  the  Connolly 
suit  from  State  Court  to  Federal  Court,  Southern  District  of 
Hew  York. 

looking  up  question  of  what  should  be  done  in  regard  to 
_e  agreement  concerning  the  Soho  building,  London. 

Going  over  the  answer  in  the  suit  of  Searchlight  Horn 
Company  vs.  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporated. 

looking  up  law.  on  the  granting  of  injunctions  in 
the  case  of  Edyth  Walker. 

Interview  with  Hewark  collector  concerning  assignment 
of  wages,  and  the  position  taken  by  the  Edison  companies  in  re¬ 
gard  to  such  assignments. 

Going  over  Employees'  Fidelity  bond  of  Fidelity  & 

Deposit  Company  for  Edison  Storage  Battery  Company. 

Advising  Mr.  Coolidge  how  dictating  machine  business 
should  be  handled  at  Memphis. 


Interview  with  Mr.  Ficklen  concerning  his  patents 
on  concrete  pavements. 

Interview  with  Mr.  Deeken  concerning  patent  IIo. 
949,991,  which  he  stated  we  could  purchase  for  $12,000., 
hut  which  does  not  interest  us. 

^  ^  n 

1 9/ H-  ^JL 

WHTF.y  TCHDTHG  JOEY  4-r  1914. 

In  Washington  mating  search  to  famine .  the 
validity  and  scope  of  Mien  patents  on  reinforced  con 
crete  pavements* 

Erost  in  regard  to  the  same* 

Search  through  U.  S.  Patentstodoteiminewhether 

SJS  3  S  S3. WiS"-53^SS  - 

inward  movement  of  the  stylus* 


ors^of  thfSgde/lron  ^“X^dilmor^s^eside^rfo^thf 
various  papers;  trip  to  *  to  lt  olaim  deed  from 

purpose  of  ^of  The  Sussex  County  Iron  Company 

the  surviving  trustees  of  n  Paulks,  representing 

to  Mr.  Edison;  SomCvIn  rSard  to  the  closing  of 

^le^anr^resentS^  Idiso?  at  the  closing  of  the 

«.  -  nw°StSt0WPll5«l»~7«S  «ISloS° ot^SST*" 

applications  prepared  hy  Mr-  hey. 
ted  hy  Johnson  Mercantile  Company. 

IS^TiXi^SL^SfS.  «*»'»  *•««» 101 

sale  of  bankrupt's  property- 

Revising  Eeaster  contract  (Thursday I 
( Friday )  uith  Mr-  h-  W.  Me  Chesney. 

'  Conference 


Dictating  draft  of  agreement  'between  Thomas  A.  Edison, 
Incorporated  and  The  International  Engineering  &  Trading  Co . , 
ltd  for  sale  of  dictating  machines  in  Russia- 

Conference  (Thursday)  with  Mr-  Scull  on  Motion 
Picture  Patents  Co.  questions  involved  in  proposed  form  of 
agreement  for  Kinetophones  to  private  parties  in  United 
States-  Revising  contract  form  (Friday) • 

Dictating  license  to  Edison  Storage  Battery  Company 
on  certain  of  Mr-  Edison's  patents. 

Search  in  primary  battery  patents  (Highamp  battery) 
Foreign  Kinetonhone  Matters: 

Conference  (Monday)  with  Messrs-  Wilson,  Maxwell, 
Stevens  re  linton  contract  for  Brazil - 

Conference  (Tuesday)  with  Mr-  Stevens  re  letter 
from  French  group.  Going  over  miscellaneous  letters  for 
Mr-  Stevens- 

(Wednesday)  Going  over  supplemental  agreement 
submitted  by  German  group-  Conference  with  and  report  to 
Mr-  Stevens- 

Proposed  supplemental  agreement  with'  Scandi¬ 
navian  group  prepared  in  final  form  and  copies  handed 
to  Mr-  Stevens- 

(Friday)  Assisting  Mr.  Millar  in  preparing 
cablegram  to  German  office  re  Kinetophone  records- 

Trip  to  Hew  York  to  Offices  of  Hew  York  Workmen's 
Compensation  Commission,  and  obtaining  information  with 
respect  to  the  requirements  of  the  new  law- 

Conferring  with  Mr*  Berggren,  Wilson  and  Sohenok 
regarding  the  requirements  of  the  Hew  York  Workmen’s  Compensa¬ 
tion  law- 

Going  over  Me  Greal  correspondence  in  order  to 
send  copies  of  pertinent  letters  to  Mr.  Bloodgood,  for  the 
purpose  of  taking  testimony- 

Discussing  with  Mr-  Banahan  certain  matters  re¬ 
lating  to  our  claims  against  the  federal  Storage  Battery 
Company . 

<W/ Mr*  Vi'illiamson-A> 

Preparing 'letter  for  tor  •  Edison  to  Judge  A.  J. 
Dittenhoefer  of  Hew  York  concerning  Edyth  V/alker  contract. 

Better  to  Boach-Ried  Company  concerning  Receivers 
Certificates  of  Pore  Marquette  H.  R. ,  and  looking  up  law 
in  regard  to  same. 

Pour  United  States  Applications  amended. 

/£> T>/rv 



WEEK  ENDING  JULY  11.  1914. 

Investigation  of  Bcope  of  claims  of  patent  Ho. 
878,121  to  determine  whether  same  cover  all  types  of  Edison 
diso  phonographs. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  scope  and  validity 
of  Ficklen  patent  on  concrete  pavements  made  up  of  sections. 

Preparation  of  report  for  Mr.  Mallory  re  scope  and 
validity  of  Ficklen  patent  on  concrete  pavements. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find 
patents  which  may  affect  our  business. 

Investigation  to  ascertain  whether  we  have  ever 
used  word  "Tiz  It"  in  connection  with  the  advertising  of 
Edison  phonographs. 

Investigation  of  question  of  infringement  of 
patents  1,079,549  and  1,089,466  by  automatic  stop  mechanism 
of  new  Projecting  Kinetoscope;  and  preparation  of  report 
with  respect  thereto  for  Mr.  Hutchison. 

looking  into  invention  disclosed  in  patent  No. 

1  082  123,  to  determine  if  same  has  any  bearing  on  invention 
of  Mr I  Edison  on  moving  picture  screen  disclosed  in  a  ponding 

Investigation  to  determine  whether  we  are  free  to 
adopt  a  new  form  of  record  drawer  for  our  cabinet  machines* 

Trip  to  Hew  York  to  look  up  several  Canadian  patents 
called  to  our  attention  by  Theodore  Isaacs  of  Chicago,  to 
ascertain  whether  same  have  any  bearing  on  patents  on  which 
The  Victor  Company  has  brought  suit-  Also  search  through 
several  publications  in  Carnegie  library  on  claims  sued  on  by 
the  Victor  Company. 

In  the  matter  of  the  transfer  of  the  so-called  Edison 
Timber  Tract  to  the  Hew  Jersey  Zinc  Company:  Trip  to  Orange 
to  have  Mr.  Silmore  sign  quit  claim  deed  of  The  Sussex  County 
Iron  Company  to  Mr.  Edison.  Preparation  of  quit  claim  deed 
from  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Edison  to  The  New  Jersey  Zinc  Company,  and 
attending  to  the  execution  and  delivery  of  the  latter* 

Consideration  of  the  advisability  of  dissolving  and 
the  procedure  to  dissolve  the  Mexioan  National  Phonograph  Company. 


Consideration  of  latent  Mo.  1,068,877  to  Files 

and  correspondence  in  regard  to  the  same 

Filing  application  for  registration  of  Edison  Storage 
Battery  Company  in  Illinois. 

Consideration  of  the  ff^fiSSfsearcr^rlgard 

wlt*  ^jtsr 

with  Mr*  Holden* 

„ort  on  r.oovorj  of  HMtophon. 

0.Miir«on  of 

ssss^srsasas' -  -t  are  ssss 

KS?.ȣ  Sla53sSiSS. 

Ti'nvfl-ign  X^fltonhona  matter.s.: 


sent  to  Mr.  Linton* 

Conferences  with  and  advice  to  Mr.  Stevens  on 
miscellaneous  matters* 

Consideration  of  the  ?M3tion La%r°are°free  to  lease 
we  are  hound  hy  ^d^°s^et .^conferring  with  Messrs*  Edison 
M^MlS^egard  thereto. 

Consideration  of  the  FioKlen  Plants  on  concrete  pave¬ 
ments,  and  advising  Mr*  Malloy  in  regard  thereto 

Consideration  of  'fcMe  olaim  of  the  j^the^onstruet ion 

Company  for  damage  to  steam  holler  used  uurmg 
of  our  well*  i 

Interview  with  Mr.  Sanders  of  Washington,  D.  0., 
in  regard  to  his  patents  which  he  claims  are  infringed  by  the 
manufacture  of  our  disc  reoordS|  and  interview  with  Mr.  Wilson. 

Advising  Messrs-  Edison  and  Wilson  in  regard  to 
the  value  of  the  patent  recently  purchased  from  Mr.  Cook, 
and  covering  a.  drive  mechanism  used  in  some  of  our  disc 
phonographs • 

Consideration  of  patents  on  centrifugal  switches 
and  conferring  with  Mr.  Imnahan  in  regard  to  same. 

Going  over  proposed  advertisement  of  P.  K. 
Babson,  Chicago. 

■  fwo  United  States  Patent  Applications  filed. 

Pour  United  States  Applications  amended. 

i WAW^Sina* •*'1" 

regard  to  the  same;  0011*°’;0™!° Nation' f Sr  Mr.  Durand  of  questions 

“  3TS,1 l;„£*»S”i  kS^'SS  i»“  U  *.  ■«»  •**»■• 

able  in  this  matter. 

Orange  Record. 

In  the  matter  of  the  registration  of  the^Edison  Storage^ 

Battery  Company  in  the  State  of  llXino  Secretary  of  State 

S!i“So?!,1f.t:£Set*"^?.Cf”  a„S  ,ont.»«o.s  «i«. 

Mr.  H.  E.  Miller. 

Preparation  of  statement  of  work  done  for  Edison  Portland 
Cement  Company  from  January  1st  to  date. 


Weekly  exaction  of  Official  Gasette  to  find  patents 
whioh  may  affeot  our  business. 

sa  srsysss  01 

0I  _  Wjr&StiSttT” 

Conference  with  Mr.  Durand  : 
ent  application  on  an  improvement  on 

3  advisability  of  filing  pat - 
ir  present  form  of  hand  trip. 


Investigation  of  question  of  whether  we  are  free  to  adopt 
modifications  embodied  in  new  models  Amberola  0  vl  and  Amberola 

Conference  with  Mr.  Hart  re  proposed  ohange  in  the  horns 
for  our  diso  maohines. 

Proposed  agreements  between  Edison  Storage  Battery  Com¬ 
pany  and  Pennsylvania  R.  R.  Co.  relating  to  batteries  for  train¬ 
lighting,  multiple  unit  control,  and  signal  purposes.  Conferences 
with  Messrs.  Edison,  Thompson  and  MoGinnis.  Copies  with  final  changes 
noted  in  penoil  handed  to  Mr.  Thompson,  together  with  letter  re  Mr. 
Edison's  personal  guaranty. 

Revising  Roaster  agreement.  Same  submitted  to  Mr.  Wilson 
for  approval. 

Examination  of  and  report  to  Mr.  Holden  on  Fisher  patent 
Ho.  1,101,916. 

Federal  Storage  Battery  Car  Co.  Conference  (Wednesday) 
in  Hew  York  with  Messrs.  Philips,  Steinhardt  and  Wightman  re 
settlement  of  Edison  accounts. 

Memorandum  to  Mr.  Philips  re  lisman  oontraot. 

looking  over  papers  in  connection  with  Von  Kramer  settle¬ 
ment.  Referred  baok  to  Mr.  Stevens  for  further  information. 

letter  of  instructions  to  attorney  at  Dayton,  Ohio  re 
reoovery  of  Kinetophone  outfit  from  W.  H.  Rudolph. 

Conference  with  Mr.  1.  V/.  MoChesney  re  MoDannel  &  Staton 
matters.  Conference  with  Mr.  Hudson  re  report  expeoted  from 
Mr.  Hyde. 

Proposed  oontraot  between  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Ino.  and 
Erie  R.  R.  Co.  re  side  track  at  Silver  lake.  Preparation  for  and 
conference  (Friday)  with  G.  H.  Minor  of  Erie  R.R.  legal  Dept. 
Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  and  report  to  Mr.  Wilson. 

Passing  on  oontraot  reoeived  from  Harris.  Conference 
with  and  advioe  to  Mr.  Stevens. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  Citizens  Transit  Co. 
letter  to  Attorney  O’Grady  in  re  claim  of  Grainger. 
Conference  with  Mr.  Hey  re  langley  application. 

foreign  Kinetonhone  Matters: 

Conferences  with  and  advio 
miscellaneous  matters. 

to  Mr.  Stevens  in 

Conferenoa  with  Messrs.  Wilson  and  Millar  and  prepar¬ 
ation  of  cablegram  to  German  group  re  studio  man. 

looking  over  old  correspondence  with  MoGreal  and  writing 
to  Mr.  Bloodgood  in  regard  to  same. 

Going  over  Fisher  patent  Ho.  1.101.916  to  see  whether  or 
not  the  same  would  be  of  any  value  to  us. 

Trio  to  Brooklyn  to  secure  order  dismissing  old  price  outt- 
»  in&regard°to  S^of^lSoS'SiiSy  agknst  Sonora 

Company  on  Miller  Reissue  patent. 

looking  up  the  law  with  respeot  to  inventions  made  by 
3  • 

looking  up  law  on  the  issuance  of  stock  to  promoters  of 


*  saares. 

One  U.  S.  application  filed. 

Five  U.  S.  applications  amended. 


«n?.i«ir  BTOTTTO  JUDY  25.  1914 

of  references  in  connection  with  search  on  Sanders 

tery  ^^JfStSPSt  S' 

in  regard  to  same. 


of  state  of  Illinois. 

Dissolution  of  Mexican  national  Phonograph  Company  and 
Edison  Business  Phonograph  Company:  looting  up  prooe 
in  regard  to  dissolution. 

Advising  Mr.  Mudd  in  regard  to  franchise  tax  of  Edison 
Storage  Battery  Supply  Company  in  California- 

Conference  with  Mr.  ^rand  in  regard  £  £frl ngement 

the  American  Parlograph  Company  of  DurandJ.S.fpa  nment  ^ 

Memorandum  sheets  and  also  in r eg a  patent  to  Barrington 

Deere  Plow  Company  of  said  patents  ana  u.o.  pu 
Ho.  916,287. 

registered  offioe. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Durand  and  Holland 
type  of  hand  trip  for  dictating  maohines- 

3  improved 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find  patents 
whioh  may  affeot  our  business. 

Search  to  find  if  we  possess  any  Victor  maohina equipped 
with  governor  mechanism  infringing  Edison  p  * 

Conference  with  Mr.  Mudd 
to  one  of  Storage  Battery  Company' 

iW  settlement  in  oase  of  aooident 

machines  t^rfS^^ 

the  Victor  patents  on  whioh  we  are  being  sued. 

Search  through  patents  on  Edison  type  ofetoragebattery 
to  determine  novelty  of  proposed  improvement  in  storage  bat  ery 

Miscellaneous  matters,  including  conference  with  Mr. 

Hsus:  ss«srt  ssia  Avaarffstsas -s“ 

Viotor  patents  on  which  we  are  being  sued. 

Feast er  agreement  sent  off  to  Mr.  Eeaster. 

Kevision  of  Langley  application. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Rogers  re  Erie  R.R.  contract.  Copies 
approved  by  Mr.  Wilson  handed  to  Mr.  Rogers. 

CiB-fm  of  1.  L.  Edgar.  Conference  with  Mr.  Holden. 
Conference  with  Mr.  Andrews.  Reparation  o|  letter  R  ^°R10al 
Review  Publishing  Company.  Letter  to  Mr.  Edgar  s  a  o  y 

Letters  re  recovery  of  Einetophone  apparatus  from  Douglas 
Arizona  and  Santa  Hosa,  California* 

Letter  to  Attorney  Bowman  re  Sohoenmehl's  application. 
Letter  to  Mr.  Lockwood  re  "An  Old  Sweetheart  of  Mine". 

Conferences  with  Messrs.  Roderbourg,  ™aelmayer  and 
Holden  re  foreign  storage  battery  patents,  etc  booking  int0 
patents,  etc  Report  to  and  conference  with  Mr.  Edison. 

Letter  to  Deutsohe  Edison  Akkumulatoren  Company. 

Conferences  with  Mr.  Holden  re  Hiamp  battery. 

Foreign  Kinetouhone  Matters? 

Conferences  with  and  advice  to  Mr.  Stevens. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Stevens  and  Holden  re 
Hong  Kong  Kinetophone  situation. 

Revision  of  letter  to  Jury  re  i 

Considering  olaim  of  Boyd  Engineering  Company 
damage  to  boi?er,  and  trip  to  Hew  York  conferring  with  their  attorn¬ 
ey,  Mr.  Wilson. 

T.atter  advising  Roaoh-Reed  Company  of  Detroit  as  to  Bell¬ 
ing  goods  to  Pere  Marquette  Railroad  and  aooepting  reoeiver  s  cer¬ 
tificates  in  payment. 

Two  U.  S.  applications  filed. 

Hina  U.  S.  applications  amended.  ya. 


wkrv  TCTJDIMG  AUGUST  1.1914. 



Ho.  1,083,709. 

Auction  sale  of  unclaimed  Johnson  Mercantile  Company's 
saturator  repaired  hy  us. 

T  a.  Un  <57  755  on  Trade  Mark  "Diamond:  look¬ 

ing  over  applications  of  Diamond  ^^  “ge  Company^and 

m^sS*#****— ^ 

the  same. 

Locking  over  p.t«t .S'JMKK.'ta  J^lTS.. 
in  September  and  conference  with  Mr*  Holden  in  regex 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find  patents 
which  may  affect  our  business. 


*  pl.„81  sKtrJASS 

matter,  shipped  to  Canada- 


jars  ana  aiowt-Lue  m^hiner 
obtain  a  reduction  in  duty 

Looking  into  euestion  of  reclassifying  primary^attery 

*•«  ?*  “ESE  rfe80^e  Xn^igfd  to  Canada- 

Trip  to  Hew  York  for  conference  with  °^^ain  order 
Official  end  to  look  up  old  manufacturers  of  phonographs 
to  Becure  evidence  for  Victor  suit. 



Trip  to  Newark  and.  conference  with  Mr.  Egner  with 
regard,  to  accident  which  occurred  in  Storage  Battery  plant  and 
resulted  in  death  of  Henry  Pass- 

Hevision  of  dictating  machine  agreement  for  Russia. 
Draft  sent  to  Mr.  Stevens* 

Letters  to  Deutsche  Edison  Akkumulatoren  Company  re 
payment  of  taxes  and  lists  of  storage  Battery  patents  taken  out 
By  Mr-  Edison  in  various  countries-  Conferences  with  Mr.  Edison 
and  Dr-  Brundelmayer. 

Work  on  proposed  contract  -  The  Ohio  State  Commission, 
etc.  and  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Inc.  Looking  into  question  of  our 
right  to  sell  positive  films  of  standard  width.  Conferences 
with  Messrs.  Holden,  Gill  and  Me  Chesney- 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  Hiamp  Battery  search. 
Conference  with  Mr.  Hudson.  Memorandum  of  search  and  report  to 
Mr-  Hudson- 

Conference  with  Mr.  Wilson  re  John  E.  Byrnes. 

Looking  into  matter  of  trade  marks  for  South  American 
countries  for  Edison  Portland  Cement  Company. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  A.  C.  centrifugal  switch 
and  ErBen  patent- 

Conference  with  Mr.  Wilson  r< 
rights  in  "An  Old  Sweetheart  of  Mine". 

Letter  to  attorney  at  Dayton,  Ohio,  re  recovery  of 
Kinet  ophone  apparatus • 

Letter  to  Attorneys  at  Hong  Kong. 

Looking  into  question  of  deposit  of  funds  in 
London  under  Jury  contract-  Conference  with  Mr.  Holden. 

Memorandum  to  Mr.  Stevens  re  Russian  Kinetophone 


Conference  with  Messrs.  WilsorE  and  Stevens  re 
shipments  to  foreign  groups  in  view  of  war,  etc. 

Preparation  of  letter  for  Mr.  Stevens  to  R.  H. 
Cross  of  Baltimore. 

Trip  to  Haw  York  -  conferring  with  Mr.  Bull  regarding 
suit  on  the  Nielsen  horn  patent- 

Conferring  with  Mr.  lanahan  on  the  patent  situation 
on  centrifugal  switches- 

Letter  to  0.  K.  Toaster  Manufacturing  Company  concern¬ 
ing  their  putting  out  of  attachment  for  playing  Edison  Disc 

Letter  to  Messrs.  Logan,  Edmunds  &  Graydon  concerning 
claim  of  Rawls  for  damage  to  Aeroplane. 

Consideration  of  the  question  as  to  opening  a  joint 
account  in  London, hank  in  the  name  of  Jury's  Imperial  Pictures 
Limited  and  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Limited,  and  advising  Mr.  Stevens 
in  regard  thereto- 

Closing  up  of  matter  of  shipping  new  Battery  to  the 
Citizens  Transit  Company,  Cleveland,  in  return  for  old  Battery 
received  By  us  several  years  ago. 

Letter  to  C.  E.  Armstrong  &  Son,  Clinton,  Iowa,  con¬ 
cerning  price  regulation. 

Advising  Mr-  Andrews  in  regard  to  advertising  of 
Edison  Storage  Battery  Company's  Branch  offices  and  representa¬ 
tives  at  various  cities- 

Letter  to  Koehler  &  Hinrichs,  Inc  St-, Paul,  Minn., 
regarding  their  circular  offering  goods  at  reduced  prices. 

letter  to  Congressman  Me  Coy  in  regard  to  intro¬ 
ducing  Bill  for  preventing  unlawful  use  of  name  or  portrait 
of  living  persons- 

Letter  to  Hew  York  State  Insurance  Commission  con¬ 
cerning  classification  of  motion  picture  actors  in  respect 
to  Compensation  Act- 

Letter  to  Dudley  A.  Tyng  &  Company,  concerning 
John  E.  Byrnes  who  claims  to  have  Been  formerly  a  representa¬ 
tive  of  Mr-  Edison* 

One  United  States  Patent  Application  filed. 

Seven  United  States  Patent  Applications  amended. 


WEEK  EHDIHG  AUGUST  8.  1914. 


Trip  to  llew  York  to  investigate  the  changes  in  the 
Bronx  Studio  required  By  the  Bureau  of  Fire  Prevention  of 
Hew  York  City- 

Infringement  search  on  Angelus  reproducer- 

looking  into  correspondence,  and  conference  with 
Mr-  1-  W.  Me  Chesney  in  regard  to  proposed  replevin  suit 
against  Me  Dannel  and  Staton  for  recovery  of  Kinetophone- 

Preparation  of  assignment  to  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Inc. 
of  Heed  negatives  of  Mr-  Edison  and  of  copyright  privileges 
with  respect  to  said  negatives- 

Consideration  of  Illinois  license  tax  against  Ediso 
Storage  Battery  Company- 

Investigation  of  Leonard  patents  1,102,933  and 
1,102,988  on  motion  picture  machines,  to  determine  whether 
same  are  of  interest  to  us- 

looking  up  for  Mr-  1.  W.  Me  Chesney,  patents  which 
disclose  BtructureB  employed  in  our  projecting  kinetoscope 
and  moving  picture  camera- 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find, 
patents  which  may  affect  our  Business- 

Conference  with  Mr-  Hart  regarding  an  electric 
motor  driven  phonograph  invented  By  him- 

Consideration  of  foreign  patents  called  to  our 
attention  By  Theodore  Isaac  of  Chicago,  to  determine  if 
same  will  Be  of  assistance  to  us  in  the  Victor  suit- 

Trip  to  Hew  York  to  look  up  Canadian  patents 
called  to  our  attention  as  Bearing  on  Victor  suit,  ?n4 
to  search  for  structuresantioipating  the  claims  sued 
on  By  the  Victor  Company. 

Studying  file  wrapper  contents  of  Sanders  and 
Schumacher  patents  and  prior  art.  with  a  view  of  passing 
upon  the  question  of  infringement  of  said  patents  By  our 
process  for  making  Diamond  Disc  records- 


Going  over  correspondence  with  our  London  office 
to  see  whether  or  not  we  should  retain  Mr  Mac  Gillivray  in 
copyright  matters,  and  advising  Mr.  Stevens  regarding  the 

Going  over  proposed  agreements  (three)  relating 
to  the  painting,  installation  of  steam  heating  apparatus, 
and  electric  wiring  for  the  Bronx  Studio* 

Trip  to  Philadelphia  to  interview  Charles  Hibbard 
with  regard  to  horn  made  hy  him  in  1897  of  separate  longitudi¬ 
nal  strips* 

Trip  to  Hew  York  to  record  laboratory  to  pick  out 
horns  to  be  used  by  Mr.  Bull  at  the  argument  of  the  Searchlight 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Wilson,  Maxwell  and  Stevens 
concerning  concessions  asked  for  by  the  German  and  Austrian 
kinetophone  groups. 

Two  United  States  applications  filed. 

Two  United  States  applications  amended. 


Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  fin!  patents 
which  may  affect  our  -business- 

s  sssjfjsj.*!^ ssvsy  “ 

•  - 

The  Sonora  Phonograph  Corporation 



wrt  sa«* 

machines  - 

Search  to  fin!  for  Hr-  Edison  all  patents  covering 
safety  devices  for  miners'  lamps- 

Conference  with  Mr-  H.  ».  Miller  regarding  patents  of 
Mrs-  Edison's  father. 

Study  of  Telescribe  and  Transophone,  and  infringement 

search  here  and  in  Washington  on  the  sail  devices. 

T otter  to  Mr  Plimpton  concerning  proposed  agreement 
„„„  Mr*  »S  »»«?=«»  0fJ»=ti.»  !«*«•»• 

letter  to 

Hew  York  City,  concerning  income  tax  calle4  for  an 

to'SS.'Miioa  Of  *75,000.  pe,  annum- 

Conference  at  the 

•  Revenue  Agents  concerning  income  tax  paid  by  vn 
Manufacturing  Company- 

Conference  nltt  Mr.  Bell  »t  Me  office,  conc.mms 
Searchlight  Horn  suits- 





Going  over  letter  to  Australasian  Films  limited  , 
concerning  renewal  of  the  agreement  for  exclusive  rights  to 
sell  Edison  films  in  Australia  and  Hew  Zealand- 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Maxwell  concerning  action  to  he 
t alien  in  connection  with  our  claim  against  Swanson,  Houston, 

Further  consideration  of  Sanders  patent. 

Conferring  with  Mr-  Maxwell  in  regard  to  the  Swanson 


Going  over  proposed  contract  with  Mr-  Hamilton,  cover¬ 
ing  necessary  alterations  at  the  Bronx  Studio  to  comply  with 
the  requirements  of  the  Bureau  of  Fire  Prevention,  Hew  iork 

Going  over  the  contract  with  Beeldens,  covering 
sale  of  dictating  machines  in  Belgium,  and  advising  Mr.  Stevens 
in  regard  to  a  deposit  of  5000  Franks  made  Tinder  said  agreement. 

Going  over  contract  relating  to  the  making  of  our 
films  entitled  "My  Friend  from  India",  in  order  to  furnish 
certified  copy  to  the  Australasian  Films  Limited* 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Durand,  leeming,  Bangley,  and 
others,  concerning  the  matter  of  license  upon  centrifugal 

Preparing  letter  to  Johnson,  South  Africa,  concerning 
exclusive  sales  rights  for  Edison  Storage  Batteries. 

Going  over  the  revised  Locke  agreement  concerning 
motion  pictures. 

w.pmyn  op  WORK  DOME  III  LEG-AL  DEPARTMEH  t 
WEEK  Bill) IMG  AUGUST  82.  1914.  jiX 

A  "  ^ 

Conference  with  and  advice  to  Mr.  Mo  Ginnis  on 
guaranty  clause  of  standard  form  contract  relating  to  main¬ 
tenance  of  A-8H  Edison  cells- 

looking  up  recent  patents  on  Home  Kinotoscope  for 
dealer's  agreement- 

Recovery  of  Kinetophone  apparatus  in  U-  3.  letters  to 
attorneys  at  Dayton,  Ohio,  Santa  Rosa,  Cal-,  and  Douglas, 

Preparation  of  certificate  to  he  sent  to  Australia  as 
to  motion  picture  rights  in  "My  Friend  from  India  - 

Feaster  film  unwinding  device.  Going  over  proposed 
contract  re  Isaacs  patent-  Conferenc®  with  Messrs.  Edison, 
Holden  and  Deeming- 

i  of  divisional 

Revision  of  Polio  607  and  preparatic 
application-  Conference  with  Mr-  Edison. 

Foreign  Kinetophone  Matters: 

Preparation  for  and  conference  with  Messrs. 
Maxwell  and  Millar  on  miscellaneous  matters.  Memoranda 
to  Mr-  Stevens. 

looking  into  facts  and  law  as  to  recovery  of 
Kinetophone  apparatus  shipped  hy  Kinetophone  Syndicate 
(S.  A.  )  limited  and  now  in  general  order  stores  in 
custody  of  the  Collector  of  the  Port  of  Hew  York. 

In  Washington  (four  days)  to  make  infringement  patent 
search  on  Teleserihe  and  Transophone ,  and  validity  search  on 
Sanders  and  ITielsen  patents- 

Conference  with  Mr-  Holden  in  regard  to  searches 
made  in  Washington. 

Preparation  of  licenses  from  The  Condensite  Company 
of  America  to  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporated  under  foreign 
patents  of  Condensite  Company. 

Conferences  with  Messrs-  Coolidge,  Lanahan  and  our 
photographer  in  regard  to  negatives  of  Mr.  Edison  purchased  hy 
us  from  Mr-  Reed- 


Going  ovor  contract  to  bo  entered  into  with  Mr. 
Woods,  for  electrical  work,  moving  switch  hoards,  etc.,  at 
Bronx  Studio- 

Conference  with  Mr.  Berggren  regarding  the  reissue 
of  the  stock  purchased  from  Mrs.  Batchelor  fc^ftho  Edison 
Phonograph  Works. 

Making  arrangements  for  securing  photographs  for 
Mr.  Bull,  showing  advertisements  in  Talking  Machine  World, 
of  Searchlight  Horn  Company. 

Trip  to  Hew  York  for  conference  with  Mr.  Scull,  and 
looking  up  Texas  Laws  with  regard  to  the  notes  recently 
obtained  from  Mr-  Swanson  of  the  Houston  Phonograph  Company- 
Advising  Mr.  Philips  that  endorsement  should  he  placed  on 
notes  showing  conditions  under  which  they  became  due  prior  to 
the  date  on  the  face  of  the  note. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Bull  concerning  Searchlight 
suits,  and  discussing  the  advisability  of  his  making  trip 
at  this  time  to  San  Francisco.  Decided  it  would  be  un¬ 
necessary  and  was  later  advised  that  the  case  had  gone  over 
until  Ilovember. 

looking  up  law  and  advising  Mr.  Berggren  as  to 
whether  or  not  it  is  necessary  to  give  one  weeks  notice 
to  employees  when  same  are  discharged. 

Amending  price  agreements  for  United  States  and 
Canadian  Phonograph  Dealers. 

Going  into  the  question  of  whether  or  not  now 
labels  should  be  prepared  for  the  Home  film. 

Going  over  patents  with  Mr.  Bachmann  to  determine 
whether  or  not  we  are  free  to  manufacture  the  Transophone  and 

Further  consideration  of  the  patents  to  Sanders.  . 

letter  to  Mr.  Plimpton  concerning  the  proposed  con¬ 
tract  with  Mr*  Woods. 

Two  United  Stati 

B  Patent  Applications  filed. 

WRETT  /“RNDTHS  AUGUST  89.  1914. 

Trip  to  Hew  York  to  interview  Prank  Bradley,  Esq., 
oonoeming  final  closing  up  of  the  Douglas  Phonograph  Company 
matters.  AIbo  interviewing  Mr.  Killgore  and  obtaining  his 
consent  to  the  discontinuance  of  our  suit  against  Indestructi¬ 
ble  Phonographio  Record  Company  on  the  Edison  Vacuous  Deposit 
Patent • 

Preparing  necessary  papers  for  dismissal  of  above 
suit  against  Indestructible  Phonographio  Record  Company. 

Trip  to  Hew  York  to  look  up  law  of  Illinois  in 
regard  to  a  tenant  holding  over  after  the  expiration  of  his 
lease,  this  being  the  status  of  our  Company  as  regards  the 
premises  rented  from  The  Phonograph  Company  of  Chicago. 

looking  up  law  as  to  when  payment  of  wages  is  due 
upon  discharge  of  employees. 

Also  looking  up  law  relating  to  suit  of  Maxwell 
against  Columbia  Phonograph  Company,  General,  for  alleged 
consideration  for  releasing  of  Bonoi. 

Advising  Mr.  Plimpton  as  to  how  the  matter  should  be 
dealt  with  in  obtaining  rightB  under  melodramas  of  Mr.  A.  H. 

letter  to  Mr.  Dyke  concerning  our  policy  in  suit 
against  the  Trafford  Music  Company. 

Roaster  Film  Unwinder*  Conferences  with  Messrs. 
Edison,  Hutchison,  learning  and  Maxwell. 

Revision  of  proposed  contraot  submitted  by  Mr.  leisk 
between  Edison  Storage  Battery  Company  and  American  Steel  and 
Wire  Company. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  payment  of  foreign 
patent  taxes  in  view  of  war  conditions,  letters  to  Meffert 
&  Sell  and  Brandon  Bros-  Memorandum  to  Mr.  Stevens  re  Argentine 
patent  Folio  723,  Home  Hinetosoope. 

looking  into  working  of  Edison  Polio  418  in  Italy* 
Memorandum  to  Mr.  Edison* 

Revision  of  Langley  application.  Revision  of  Polio 
706  for  issue,  inoluding  amendment  under  Rule  78.  Division 
of  Polio  706  filed* 




Foreign  Kinetophone  Matters: 

Matter  of  recovery  of  Kinetophone  outfits  shipped,  hy 
Kinetophone  Syndicate  (S.A. )  ltd.,  and.  now  in  General  Order 
Stores  of  hew  York  Custom  House.  Conference  (Tuesday)  in 
Hew  York  with  Customs  Broker,  Mr*  Nielbrugge,  and  Assistant 
Solicitor  of  Custom  House,  Mr.  Barnes.  Conference  at  Orange 
Hational  Bank  with  our  Mr.  Millar  and  Mr.  Hasler  of  Bank. 
Preparation  of  letters  to  Orange  National  Bank,  Collector 
of  Port,  Kinetophone  Syndicate, S.A.  ltd.,  and  H.H. Cross. 

Going  over  letters  from  Mr.  Graf  and  Dr.  Seligsohn 
re  copyright  infringement  hy  printing  films  in  Berlin- 

Going  over  letter  from  Mr-  Kennedy  re  Linton's 
subcontract *  Memorandum  to  Messrs.  Maxwell  &  Stevens. 

Conference  with  Mr-  Millar  re  shipment  to  Scandinav¬ 
ian  group. 

Conference  with  Messrs*  Maxwell  and  Millar  re  re¬ 
covery  of  Kinetophones  from  Hong  Kong.  Preparation  of  Cable¬ 
gram  to  attorneys  withdrawing  offer* 

In  the  matter  of  the  dissolution  of  Edison  Business 
Phonograph  Company  and  Mexioan  National  Phonograph  Company:  Check¬ 
ing  up  dissolution  papers,  and  conferences  with  Messrs.  Edison, 
Holden,  Berggren  and  Hoot. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  of  i'he  Patent 
Office  to  find  patents  which  may  affect  our  business. 

Conference  with  Mr*  Newman  H.  Holland  in  regard  to 
infringement  search  on  felescribe  and  i'ransophone. 

looking  into  construction  of  new  drawer  support  for 
phonograph  cabinet,  and  also  into  the  question  whether  or  not  a 
report  has  been  made  on  the  said  construction* 

looking  up  evidence  in  regard  to  our  use  of  trade 
mark  "Diamond"  in  connection  with  the  interference  on  said 


Preparing  telegram  to  Mr.  Corr,  Board  otVeama- 
Paoifio  Managers  for  Massachusetts,  giving  our  position  in 
regard  to  our  contract  with  said  Board. 

letter  to  Mr.  Eckert' advising  as  to  emount  of 
royalty  to  he  paid  to  G.  Martinelli. 

th,  sr-rasa-  . 

Avenue ,  Chicago,  Illinois* 

ltets  *  ,f=a  gsaiLrsM‘«s.,5=ss 

of  Mercantile  Trust  Company. 

Managers  for  Massachusetts. 

Going  over  brief  on  the  appeal  in  the  Interference 
of  Chisholm  vs-  Pierman. 

a,Pf  ae  s“!;t:jsLEirSlS°c?tHSS;5iVI»S4.  ^ 

Siss?s  g£s  ^ 

terrains  amount  of  royalties  union an  Kathleen  Parlor, 
JKSBftSS'SSuS  Sl“.id?t?«l.66n»PPe.  0.  Martinelli, 
and  Alessandro  Bonci. 

Going  over  proposed  agreement  with  Mercantile  Trust 


nal  Eevenue°^ents°eooncei»ingrtB3CHofr Edfso^tonuf aotnr  jjag^o*" 
Consideration  of  Clayton  Bill,  as  passed  by  U.  S. 


Master's  Film  Unwinder-  Conference  (Monday)  with^ 

£* % SSjS  s? 

ferenoe  t Friday)  with  Mr-  Holden. 

Conference  with  Mr-  Holden  re  Ediaon  Phonegraph  Tori, 
stock  held  hy  Mercantile  Irust  Company  as  Truate  - 


ass  Sfffls  r-KrtASS  sssr 

b,  «_*3TSSS4£  II--  =SS=S  Ktt? * 

ment  arranged  hy  Mr-  Schiffl- 

Conference  with  Mr-  Langley  re  centrifugal  switches. 


TiWaign  Kjnatonhone  Matters: 

Preparation  of  letter  to 
African  KinetophoneB 

R.  H-  Cross  re  South  .. 

Conference  with  Mr-  Stevens  re  miscellaneous 

matters - 

Examination  of  two  copies  of  Official  Gasette  to  find 
patents  whioh  may  affect  oux  business. 

_  _,fV,  Messrs-  Holden,  Durand  and  Holland, 

Conferences  with  Messrs-  noxa  ^  m<Hti  of  Chicago, 

—  °”ei  '°r  **• 

Looking  up  English  and  German  patents  in  connec¬ 
tion  with  Victor  suit- 

Holden  and  Davis  with  respect  thereto. 

Conference  with  Mr-  Lewis  re  sound  modifying  device 
for  diso  machines- 

SrlSr— —  . 


Revision  of  Pierman's  brief  in  appeal  taken  by 
Chisholm  to  the  Board  of  Examiners  in  Chief  in  Interference 
No.  36,213. 

In  the  matter  of  the  liquidation  of  Douglas  Phonograph 
Comnanv  --  conferee  with  Mr.  Stevens,  looking  up  stock  owner¬ 
ship,  letter  to  Germania  Bank  and  miscellaneous. 

Checking  up  restriction  notice  and  patent  dates  on 
Dictation  machine  reproducer  and  recorder  labels. 

X.„okto|  ovr .TbSS 
Ootober,  and  conferences  with  Messrs,  raison 
regard  to  the  same. 

Preuaration  of  restriction  notice  and  purchasers’ 
agreement  SlSSSth.  sale  of  Edison  motion  picture  films 
in  Great  Britain  for  use  elsewhere. 

ao.„  . 


Three  United  States  applicatioi 

WEEK  EHDIHG  SEPTEMBER  18.  1914-  ^ 

Explaining  to  Mr.  Berggren  the  facts  connected  with 
the  releasing  of  thi  mortgage  of  Jeoffrion,  Montreal,  and  taking 
of  new  mortgage. 

Reading  Brief  -  interference,  Chisholm  vs.  Piermsn. 

Going  into  the  situation  concerning  Mr.  Hopkins, 

London  Distributor  for  Edison  Dictating  Machines,  and  con¬ 
ferring  with  Mr.  Stevens  in  regard  to  the  same. 

Preparing  Brief  for  protest  to  Commissioner  of  Inter¬ 
nal  Revenue!  Washington,  concerning  increasing  of  assessment  of 
Edison  Manufacturing  Company  for  years  1909-1910. 

letter  to  Larkin  Company,  Buffalo,  concerning  use  of 
Mr.  Edison's  name* 

letter  to  Mr.  Can®  concerning  suit  of  ^xwsllv0. 

Columbia  Phonograph  Company,  General,  in  regard  to  the  release 
of  Bond. 

letter  to  Bankers  Trust  Company  concerning  termination 
of  trust  of  Mercantile  Trust  Company  with  regard  to  certain 
stook  of  Edison  Phonograph  Works* 

looking  into  correspondence  concerning  °* 

thereto . 

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looking  up  law  as  to  licenses. 

Going  over  proposed  agreement  Between  Mr.  Edison  and 
The  Mercantile  Trust  Company. 

Going  over  Brief  in  matter  of  corporation  tax  of  Edison 
Manufacturing  Company  for  1909  and  1910. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Hudson  re  proposed  new  form  of 
primary  Battery> 

Conferences  with  Messrs.  Wilson  and  Stevens  : 
Kinetophone  situation- 


Collection  of  evidence  for  use  on  'behalf  of  Thomas 


Conferences  in  Hew  York  with  cashier  and  attorney  of 

dence  in  regard  to  the  same. 

Investigation  and  checking  up  of  bill  of  taxed  costs 
in  the  matter  of  Reylea  vs.  Edison  Phonograph  Works- 

Checking  up  printer's  proof  of  Pierman's  brief  in 
Interference  Ho.  36.S13- 

Attending  to  the  execution  and  the  filing  of  Illinois 
anti-trust  ISvits  of  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporated  and 
Edison  Storage  Battery  Company. 

Tr,  v/fiehinffton  making  validity  searches  on  Sanders 
patents  covering  01 af  Sfringeient 
Bearchmon^propoBedTex*ensibleUdrawer^f or  phonograph  cabinets. 

Examination  of  two  copies  of  Official  Gazette  to 
find  patents  which  may  affect  our  business- 

Conference  with  Ur.  Holden  re  search  on  Sanders  and 
Thoma  patents* 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Durand  and  Brown  re  infringement 
on  patent  covering  hand-trip  for  dictating  machines. 

Two  United  States  Patent  applications  filed- 
Three  United  States  Patent  applications  amended. 


letter  to  George  Kleine  oonoorning  early  history  of  t 
Moving  Picture  "business. 

Consideration  of  leases  upon  our  Berlin  and.  Paris 
offices,  and  advioe  as  to  necessary  steps  for  discontinuing 
same . 

letter  to' Mr.  Camp  concerning  suit  relating  to 
release  of  Bohoi. 

letter  to  Bankers  frust  Company  concerning  wording 
of  proposed  agreement  for  releasing  of  stock  of  Edison 
Phonograph  V»orks. 

Going  over  contract  of  Rupert  Hughes  relating  to 
motion  picture  rights  purchased  from  him,  and  letter  to 
Mr.  Plimpton  concerning  same. 

looking  up  law  as  to  our  right#  to  furnish  the  name 
of  a  debtor  to  association  for  insertion  in  their  bulletin 
of  delinquent  debtors. 

Making  rough  searoh  for  phonographs  operating  on 
the  principle  of  Mr.  Bliss  ,  and  preparing  memorandum  to  Mr. 
Wilson  concerning  the  same. 

Making  search  in  Hew  York  for  references  antedating 
the  Sanders  patent- 

Conferring  with  Messrs.  V/ilson  and  Stevens  in  re¬ 
gard  to  the  Hopkins  situation,  london  -  Edison  Dictating 

Attending  to  execution  of  contract  with  Erie  Railroad 
Company  re  side  track  at  Silver  lake. 

Conferences  with  Messrs.  Durand  and  paries  Edison  re 
voltage  regulator.  Ho  application  to  be  filed.  Approved  by 
Mr-  Edison. 

I'naH'fcar  Unwinding  Device.  In  the  matter  of  Gillespie 
license  looking  up  law  as  to  right  to  use  under  lioense  to  make 



letter  to  Messrs.  Marks  &  Clerk  re  Paraguay  trade 
mark  "Thomas  A.  Edison".  Instructions  to  Marks  &  Clerk  re 
re-registration  of  trademark  "Thomas  A.  Edison"  in  Chili. 

Conferences  with  Messrs.  Durand,  langley, Hutchison  and 
Edison  re  policy  as  to  further  prosecution  and  taking  out  patents 
on  Bliss  applications.  Preparing  memorandum  for  files* 

Going  over  assignment  of  motion  picture  rights  from 
Rupert  Hughes  in  Miss  318. 

Foreign  Kjnetophone  Matters: 

Preparation  for  and  conference  with  Mr.  Stevens  on 
Solorzano,  Austrian,  German,  French,  Russian  and  Japanese 
contracts,  and  preparation  of  reply  to  letter  from  Altschul 
&  Gold's  attorney,  Dr.  Deiches,  making  claims  against  Edison 
Company  for  alleged  Breaches  of  contract. 

letter  to  lawyers  in  Hong  Kong  re  withdrawal 
of  settlement  offer. 

Preparation  of  notices  of  taking  testimony  in  Inter¬ 
ference  on  Trade  Mark  "Diamond";  conferences  with  witnesses  to 
he  examined  on  Behalf  of  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporated  in  said 
interference ;  study  of  evidence  to  Be  produced  in  our  Behalf 
in  said  interference  and  consideration  of  postponement  requested 
By  attorney  for  Pathe  Freres  of  date  for  taking  testimony  in  said 

Final  checking  up  of  printer's  proof  of  Brief  of 
Pierman  in  Interference  Ho.  32,813. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Durand  in  regard  to  the  alleged 
infringement  By  the  Burroughs  Adding  Machine  Company  of  our 
Dictation  Memorandum  Sheet  patents,  and  revision  of  letter  to 
the  Burroughs  Company  prepared  By  Mr.  Durand  in  the  above  matter. 

Correspondence  and  various  conferences  in  regard  to  the 
closing  of  the  acoount  of  the  Douglass  Phonograph  Company  with 
the  Germania  Bank  in  Hew  York  City. 

Search  for  Shoop  patents  covering  Bpraying  of  molten 
metal  on  different  articles. 

looking  into  matter  of  securing  a  refund  of  excess 
duty  paid  on  a  shipment  of  primary  Battery  elements  into  Canada. 

Investigation  of  method  of  invoicing  shipments  of 
phonograph  goods  to  Canada  to  determine  Best  manner  of  providing 
for  freight  allowances. 

Investigation  of  valuation  for  duty  purposes  of 
motion  picture  film  announcement  titles  shipped  to  Canada* 

Conferences  with  Messrs*  Farrell,  Smith  and  Coolidge 
re  goods  shipped  to  Canada* 

Investigation  of  facts  relating  to  accident  to  Felix 
Bolan  in  disc  record  plant. 

Conferences  with  |Iessrs*  lewis,  Lonahan  and  Curtiss  re 
infringement  of  Ubelmesser  patent  by  Super-Kinetoscope. 

V/eekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find  patents 
which  might  affect  our  business* 

Trip  to  Hew  York  for  conference  with  Canadian  Customs 
inspector;  to  obtain  certified  copy  of  dissolution  of  Douglass 
Phonograph  Company;  and  to  obtain  information  with  respect  to 
construction  of  old  phonographs  in  connection  with  Victor  suit* 

Conference  with  Mr.  Hudson  re  applications  filed  on 
inventions  relating  to  primary  batteries* 

Conference  with  Mr*  Durand  re  alleged  infringement  of 
hand  trip  patent  by  the  Columbia  Company* 

Consideration  of  bearing  of  prior  art  on  the  validity 
of  Sander's  patents  on  sound  recordB* 

looking  up  Bliss  patents  on  phonographs  and  search 
of  prior  art  for  patents  which  disclose  construction  similar 
to  that  of  Bliss. 

One  United  States  Patent  application  filed* 

Six  United  States  Patent  applications  amended. 


looking  up  Income  Tax  law  ana.  advising  Mr.  Eckert 
in  regard  to  deductions  on  interest  coupons. 

Advising  Mr.  Stevens  in  regard  to  Hopkins  Bituatio; 
London  -  Dictating  Machines* 

Preparing  contract  for  taking  of  motion  picture 
films  for  Hew  York  Panama  Pacific  Commission. 

Memorandum  to  Mr.  WilBon  concerning  exportation  of 
second  hand  films  from  Great  Britain  to  United  States  ana 
Australia,  and  proposed  method  of  preventing  same. 

Memorandum  to  Mr.  Eckert  concerning  payment  of 
royalties  to  various  artists  under  our  contracts  with  them. 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Edison  in  regard  to  Sanders  patents 
for  making  disc  records  and  prior  art  patents  for  molding  paper 
pulp  and  coating  with  varnish  or  a  veneer- 

Going  over  correspondence  between  Air.  Marks  and  Mr. 
Stevens  concerning  annual  fiscal  statement  of  our  British 
Company,  and  the  directors'  meeting  for  approving  same- 

Conferring  with  Messrs-  V/ilson,  Maxwell  and  Xreton 
concerning  our  agreement  with  Hardmann,  Peck  &  Co. 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Jamison  in  regard  to  marking 
of  motion  picture  prints  to  prevent  exportation  of  second 
hand  prints  from  England- 

Going  over  new  projecting 
by  Motion  Picture  Patents  Company  to 

machine  license  granted 
Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incor- 

letter  to  John  H.  Miller,  Escf,  San  Prancisco,  con¬ 
cerning  his  alleged  proposition  to  compromise  litigation  on 
Nielsen  patents. 

Peaster  Unwinder  -  conference  (Monday)  re  new  propos¬ 
ition  submitted  by  Messrs.  Rynerson  and  Peaster.  Conferences 
(all  day  Tuesday)  with  Messrs.  Rynerson,  Peaster,  Hutchison, 
Wilson  and  L.  W.  Me  Chesney.  letter  to  Mr.  Scull  re  Casler 
patent . 

Advioe  to  Mr.  Meadowcroft  re  "A.B.C.  of  Electricity". 


Conferences  with  Messrs.  Holden  and  l.W.  Ho  S^esney 
and  preparation  of  papers  for  replevin  suit  Thomas  A.  Edison, 
Incorporated  vs.  Me  Donnell  &  Staton. 

Conference  with  Mr.  1.  W.  Me  claim  of 
Edison  Kinetophone  Company  vs.  lotus  Theatre  Company.  Memoran¬ 
dum  to  Mr.  Maxwell • 

Preparation  of  agreement  with  The  Phonograph  Company 
of  the  Oranges  re  use  of  term  "The  Edison  Shop  . 

Going  over  phonograph  recording  agreements  with 
artists  re  royalty  payments  and  conference  with  Mr.  Holden. 

with  Mr*  Holden  and  preparation  of  proposed 


letter  to  Mr.  Bachmann  in  Washington  re  amendments 
under  Rule  78  in  Polios  607  and  783. 

nwa-io-n  IHnetonhone  Matters: 

Conference  with  Mr-  Stevens  re  ^^freement 
Brazil-  Agreement  executed  in  due  form  hy  Both  parties. 

Conference  (Wednesday)  with  Mr.  Stevens  re  German 

Pom  with  Mr.  Berggren  at  Orange  National  Bank  to 
receive  and  receipt  for  shipping  documents  covering  shipment  o 
linetophone  outfits  from  South  Africa. 

Conference' with  Mr.  Stevens  re  proposed  Kinetophone 
exhibition  in  Hawaii  hy  Japanese  group. 

,  -natter  of  Diamond  Interference  Ho. 37,765: 

tion  of  Brief  °PPosi?f  Jla^  1n  rQEard  to  the  suggestion  of 
££*£**£  0O.PW  i»  »•  ««1- 


In  the  matter  of  closing  the  account  of  the  Douglas 
Phonograph  Company  with  the  Germania  Bank,  conference  with 
Mr.  Philips  and  with  attorney  for  Germania  Bank. 

Piling  of  dissolution  paperB  of  Edison  Business 
Phonograph  Company  and  Mexican  National  Phonograph  Company  and 
oonferenoe  with  Mr.  Berggren  in  regard  to  necessary  stock 
transfers  in  connection  with  the  dissolution  of  the  Mexican 
National  Phonograph  Co. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Holland,  Holden  and  Durand 
in  regard  to  Holland's  new  recorder-reproducer,  and  infringement 
search  on  said  device. 

Checking  up  proposed  licenses  from  the  Condensite  Company 
to  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporated  and  letter  to  Mr.  Brown  of  the 
Condensite  Company  in  regard  to  the  same. 

Investigation  of  facts  with  respect  to  accident  to 
Felix  Bolan  involving  trip  to  St  Mary's  Hospital,  conference  with 
V/.  A.  lord,  Bolan' s  attorney,  and  conferences  with  Messrs. 

Frost,  2ohel  and  Holden* 

Conference  with  Mr.  Me  Gall  re  status  of  applications 
on  improvements  in  primary  batteries. 

Investigation  of  Szeliga  patent  to  determine  if 
same  is  infringed  by  automatic  switch  mechanism  of  super- 

Investigation  of  patent  situation  with  respect 
to  proposed  extensible  drawer  for  phonograph  cabinets,  and 
oonferenoe  with  Mr.  Holden  with  respect  thereto. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Me  Coy  re  anticipation  for 
patents  on  which  we  are  being  sued  by  Victor  Company. 

Search  fdr  patents  covering  proposed  universal 
joint  for  super-kinetoscope  and  conference  with  Mr*  lewis 
with  respect  thereto. 

Infringement  search  on  proposed  sound  modifier 
for  disc  machines  and  conference  with  Mr.  Holden  with 
respect  thereto. 

Investigation  of  patentB  1,102,935  and  1,102,988 
to  leonard  on  moving  picture  apparatus  to  determine  if  same 
are  of  interest  to  us. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find 
patents  whioh  might  affect  our  business. 


Consideration  of  alleged  infringement  of  Sanders 
patents  on  sound  records,  and  references  found  against  same 
and  search  for  further  references. 

Investigation  of  alleged  infringement  of  V.'eloh 

patents • 

Conference  with  Mr-  Lewis  re  proposed  new  model  of 
enclosed  horn  phonograph- 

Searoh  for  Shoop  patents  covering  Bpraying  of 
molten  metals  on  various  articles. 

One  United  States  Patent  application  filed. 

Three  United  States  Patent  applications  amended- 


REPOHT  op  work  DONE  H  ^ 



Conferring  with  Mr.  Dyke  in  regard  to  the  situation 
in  the  suit  against  the  Trafford  Music  Company  . 

Consideration  of  language  to  he  used  by  the  Edison 
Storage  Battery  Company  in  its  advertising  matter  in  pocket 
list  of  railroad  officials,  and  letter  to  Mr-  Andrews  coneern- 

Consideration  of  assignment  of  Lee  Arthur  to  Thomas 
A.  Edison  Incorporated,  of  certain  motion  picture  rights,  and 
letter  to  Mr.  Plimpton  in  regard  to  same- 

Consideration  of  question  of  desirability  of  appeal- 
in  regard  thereto. 

Suit  against  Columbia  Phonograph  Company  on  Bonci 
release:  Heading  proposed  interrogatories  to  be  taken  °n 
behalf  of  plaintiff,  and  also  reading  testimony  already  taken. 

Consideration  of  structure  of  phonograph  reproducer 
designed  by  Mr.  Holland,  and  whether  or  not  it  is  covered  by 
United  States  patent  to  Haines. 

Advising  Mr.  Stevens  in  regard  to  the  approval  of  the 
directors  of  our  British  company  of  the  annual  statement 
submitted  by  our  accountants. 

Pranaring  a  suitable  resolution  to  bo  passed  by  the 

Considering  the  question  of  any  possible  infringement 
of  the  new  drawer  slide  invented  by  Mr.  Sehiffl. 

Conferring  with  Messrs.  Wilson  and  Maxwell  concerning 
the  form  oKvItatfof  to  be  issue  *%*»**£%£ 
tion  of  Manhattan  for  the  opening  of  the  Edison  Shop 

Discussing  with  Mr.  lanahan  the  prospective  interfer¬ 
ence  upon  the  Park  application  for  signal  device. 


Feaster  Film  Unwinder  -  Memorandum  to  Mr.  Wilson  re 
letter  from  Feaster  of  September  26th.  Conferring  with  Mr. 
Wilson  and  preparation  of  reply  to  letter  for  Mr.  Wilson.  Con¬ 
ference  with  Mr.  Lewis  re  patent  situation  on  film  unwinders. 

Letter  to  Meffert  &  Sell  re  payment  of  taxes  on 
Austrian  and  Hungarian  patents. 

Letter  of  instructions  to  Bacon  &  Milans  re  payment  of 
final  fee  on  Folio  607. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  further  prosecution  of 
long  kiln  process  application.  Looking  up  decisions  and  rules 
re  anpeals  to  Court  of  Appeals  of  District  of  Columbia. 

Preparation  of  papers  for  kinetophone  replevin  suit 
Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporated  vs*  Me  Dannel  &  Staton.  Applica¬ 
tion  for  Bond,  affidavit  and  instructions  to  attorney  sent  off. 

Letter  to  Mr.  Lockwood  re  "An  Old  Sweetheart  of  Mine". 
Conference  with  Mr-  L.  W.  Me  Chesney  re  modification  of  proposed 
agreement  submitted  by  Lockwood. 

Revision  of  Folio  762  for  issue  and  amendment  under 

Rule  78. 

Preparation  of  agreement  between  Mr.  Edison,  Thomas  A. 
Edison,  Inc.  and  International  Textbook  Co.  re  use  of  name 
"Edison"  for  the  Edison-Foster  System- 

Going  over  proposed  contract  between  Edison  Storage  Bat¬ 
tery  Company  and  Powers  Accounting  Machine  Company.  Memorandum 
to  Mr*  Mudd.  Conference  with  Messrs.  Mudd,  Holden  and  represen¬ 
tative  of  Powers  Accounting  Machine  Company 

Edison  Shop  agreement  for  Hew  York  store  of  The  Phonograph 
Corporation  of  Manhattan  sent  to  Babson  Bros-  to  be  executed. 

Conference  with  Mr-  Hudson  re  proposed  new  type  of 
primary  battery. 

Going  over  assignment  of  motion  picture  rights  in  "The 
Last  of  the  Hargroves"by  Lee  Arthur. 

Conference  with  Mr-  Holden  re  claim  suggested  in  Hyde 
application  Folio  837* 

Foreign  Kinetouhone  Matters: 

Conference  with  Mr-  Stevens. 

Conferences  with  Messrs.  Stevens  So  Wilson  re  studio 
men  of  German  group  and  advance  to  Mrs.  Taylor;  and  on  mis¬ 
cellaneous  matters. 

Conference  with  Messrs-.  Hall  (Attorney  for  Pat  he 
Company)  and  Holden  in  regard  to  an  agreement  between  Thomas 
A.  Edison,  Incorporated,  and  the  Pathe  Company  with  respect  to 
trade  marie  "Diamond",  and  conference  with  Messrs-  Holden  and 
Wilson  in  regard  to  the  same- 

Conference  with  Messrs-  Root  and  Stevens  and 
miscellaneous  in  connection  with  the  liquidation  of  the  Douglas 
Phonograph  Company- 

Preparation  of  minutes  of  directors'  meetings  for 
Edison  Business  Phonograph  Company  and  Mexican  Rational  Phono¬ 
graph  Company  in  connection  with  the  dissolution  of  the  said 
Company,  and  arranging  for  the  publication  of  the  certificates 
of  dissolution  of  the  said  companies- 

Conference  with  Mr-  Durand  in  regard  to  Hr-  Barnes' 
complaints  of  infringement  of  our  patents,  and  letter  to  Hr. 

Barnes  in  connection  with  this  matter- 

Consideration  of  Haines  and  Macdonald  patents  in 
connection  with  the  recorder-reproducer  designed  by  Mr.  Holland 
and  conferences  with  Messrs-  Holland  and  Holden  in  regard  to  the 

Consideration  of  new  U.  S.  condensite  patents  issued 
to  the  CondenBite  Company  and  investigation  whether  or  not  we 
have  lioenses  under  the  same- 

looking  over  patent  applications  due  to  be  amended 
in  November,  and  conference  with  Mr-  Holden  in  regard  to  the 

Conference  with  Mr-  Hardy  in  regard  to  Sanders  and 
Schumacher  patents  on  sound  records- 

Investigation  of  alleged  infringement  of  Welch  patents. 

Conference  with  Mr-  Aylsworth  re  alleged  infringement 
of  Sanders  patent- 

Conferences  with  Messrs.  Edison  eaiEolienTe 
advisability  of  dropping  two  patent  applications  of  W.  H.  Miller 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  possible  infringement 
by  proposed  new  type  of  sound  modifier  and  re  alleged  infringe¬ 
ment  of  Welch  patents. 

Investigation  of  alleged  infringement  of  Diok' s  patents 
by  our  use  of  Kartzmark  safety  guards  on  punch  presses  and  confer¬ 
ence  with  Mr.  Holden  re  same. 

Investigation  of  Bolan  accident  case,  correspondence 
with  respect  thereto,  and  conference  with  Messrs.  Holden, 

Wilson  and  Deeming  re  same. 

Conference  with  Mr-  Eckert  re  Phonograph  Company  of 
the  Oranges- 

Investigation  of  question  of  having  Edison  Dictat¬ 
ing  Machines  listed  as  Electrical  Apparatus  for  Canadian  Customs 
duty  purpose  and  preparation  of  report  on  results  of  such  investi¬ 

Consideration  of  patent  Ho.  1,102,090  to  determine 
if  we  would  he  interested  in  purchasing  same. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find 
patents  which  may  affect  our  business. 

Consideration  of  art  found  in  infringement  search 
on  proposed  extensible  drawer  for  phonograph  cabinets  end 
conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  same-  Preparing  report  on 
results  of  such  search- 

Conference  with  Mr.  Bachmann  re  alleged  infringement 
of  Senddrs  patents  and  consideration  of  references  found  in 
validity  searches  on  these  patents. 

One  United  States  Patent  application  filed. 

Pour  United  States  Patent  applications  amended. 

One  Foreign  Patent  Application  amended* 

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WEEK  TjjWBTTlS  OCTOBER  10-  1914l 

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Edison  Phonograph" Works 

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“JiSiVs”.  Spon  tu  “*’■ 

Phonograph  Company- 

Conferring  with  to-  Camp  in  regard  to  the  suit  con¬ 
cerning  Bond's  release. 

Looking  »p  1»». 

thS°SuStlSt?tliO  iSS^S^Ayiot.d  upon  ono  -onth's 

Conaidoration  of  «»o  oS^SSrST'Sntoo  lla*ii!°*nd 

5i!S^;-»srs^5”*o  ‘S 
„  Of  «-sks 

agreement  sent  off  hy  to.  Wilson- 

.f  »„o„.0s^5as  §h,se.S“w-I"r“»?««»K,s*y 

Messrs.  Holden  and  Philips. 

*«.  Oo»  — 

plates.  , 

Conference  with  to.  Holden  : 
rights  in  "Poxy  Grandpa". 

inquiring  motion  picture 

Conference  with  to.  Hudson  re  amendment  Polio  889. 
letter  to  Deutsche  Edison  tokumulatoren  Company  re 
payment  of  taxes  on  Polio  333- 


Foreign  Kinetophone  Mat ter b: 

(Monday)  Going  over  letters  to  foreign  groups  for 
Mr*  Stevens* 

(Tuesday)  Conference  with  Mr*  Stevens  re  Russian 

group  * 

(Wednesday)  Preparation  of  letters  to  German  group, 
Taylor  and  Graf* 

(Thursday)  Conferences  with  Messrs.  Stevens  and 
Wilson  re  letters  to  German  Group* 

(Friday)  Going  over  Russian  contract  in  view  of 
letter  announcing  cessation  of  'business* 

Conferences  with  Messrs*  Holland  and  Holden  in  regard 
to  the  question  of  infringement  of  Haines  U.  S.  Patent  Ho.  1,042,11 
"by  the  new  recorder-reproducer  designed  hy  Mr* ation~of 
ference  with  Mr*  Redfeam  in  regard  to  possible  anticipation  ox 
thehrdadclaims  of  said  patent!  investigating  whether  or  not 
a  suit  has  been  brought  on  the  said  patent  in  the  Southern 
District  of  New  York,  and  validity  search  on  the  said  patent* 

Consideration  of  our  royalty  agreement  with  °»rmen 
Melis  looking  up  and  consideration  of  correspondence  in  regard 
to  the  same ,  and^conf er ence  with  Mr*  Walter  Miller  in  regard  to 
the  same  • 

Conferences  with  Messrs*  Durand  and  Coolidge,  and 
correspondence  re  Barnes’  complaints  of  infringement  of  our 

Correspondence,  looking  over  record,  and  filing  of 
briefs  in  Interference  No*  36,213  -  Chisholm  vs*  Pierman* 

Conference  with  Mr*  Aylsworth  in  regard  to  new 
U  S  patents  issued  to  the  Condensite  Company  and  in  regard  to 
the  quest!  onwhe  ther  or  not  we  should  have  licenses  under  the 
said  patents* 

Preparing  report  re  alleged  infringement  of  Sanders 
and  Schumacher  patlnts  covering  disk  sound  records  and  process 
of  making  same* 

Consideration  of  applications  due  for  amendment  to 
to^det ermine  “«i  tSesHp^^ions  should  be  abandoned! 

Consideration  of  patent  No.  1,104,936  to  Ruppel 
to  determine  if  we  would  be  interested  in  purchasing  same. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find 
patents  which  might  affect  our  business- 

Conferences  with  Messrs-  Simpson  and  Luhr  re 
new  miners  lamp  invented  by  Mr-  Edison- 

Ten  United  States  Patent  applications  amended. 

WEEK  ENDING  OCTOBER  17.  1914. 


Consideration  of  royalty  contracts  with  Carl  Jorn,  leo 
Slezak,  Eleonora  De  Cisneros  and  Marguerita  Sylva,  and  letter  to 
Sir.  Eckert  concerning  same* 

Going  over  correspondence  in  regard  to  our  suit  against 
Trafford  Music  Company  in  order  to  arrange  a  settlement  if 

Discussing  with  Messrs*  Wilson  and  Maxwell  the  question 
as  to  whether  or  not  our  cylinder  jobbers  should  be  permitted  to 
give  Class  A  discounts  on  cylinder  goods  to  Class  A  dealers* 

Discussing  with  Mr*  Me  Coy  the  situation  in  regard  to 
the  claim  against  us  for  rental  and  repairs  of  motor  cycle* 

Getting  up  minutes  for  Directors  Meeting  of  Edison 
Phonograph  Works  and  certified  copies  of  resolutions  to  be  furnish¬ 
ed  to  the  Bankers  Trust  Company* 

Consideration  of  second  new  Holland  recorder-reproducer 
to  see  if  same  is  covered  by  Haines  patent*  Studying  the  Haines 
patent  and  the  prior  art  upon  this  subject* 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Wilson,  Stevens  and  Eckert 
in  regard  to  the  closing  of  our  Berlin  and  Paris  Offices* 

Consideration  of  proposed  lease  upon  Wardour  Street 
property,  london,  and  Mr.  Wagner's  letter  concerning  same. 

Thomas  A.  Edison,  Inc.  vs.  Mo  Dannel  &  Staton*  Replevin 
suit  -  conference  with  Mr*  I.  W.  Me  Chesney*  letter  to  attorney. 

Comparing  structures  of  our  various  Kinetosc opes  with 
patents  enumerated  in  new  machine  license  agreement  with  Motion 
Picture  Patents  Company*  Conference  with  Mr.  Hardy.  Co^erence 
with  Mr.  Holden-  Revision  of  name  plates  for  Model  D.  Memoran 
dums  to  Mr*  Berggren  and  to  Mr.  1.  W.  Me  Chesney. 

Going  over  royalty  contracts  with  artists.  Conference 
with  Mr.  Holden. 

Dobyns  and  Elderkin  rectifier  applications*  G°ing  over  _ 
applications*  Search  in  patents  in  legal  Department*  Confereno 
with  Messrs.  Dobyns  and  Elderkin,  Hutchison  and  langley* 


Preparation  of  agreement  between  D.E.  Sicher 
and  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Inc  re  advertising  film-  Draft  handed 
to  Mr.  Sill- 

Memorandum  to  Mr.  Hutchison  re  copyright  notice  on 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Hudson,  Salt man  and  Me  Gall 
re  allowed  application  of  crosB  arm  type. 

Obtaining  information  for  Mr.  Eckert  re  charges  of 
Edison  Gesellsohaft  for  Kinetophone  trade  marks. 

T^orfli  pm  Kinetonhone 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Hicoloric,  Wilson  and 
Stevens  re  French  group. 

Conferences  with  Mr.  Stevens  on  miscellaneous 


Holland • 

before  Exominers-in-Chief  in  Interference 
Ho  36  213  Chisholm  vs.  Pierman.  -  Reviewing  decisions  and 
r eoord.; ^attending  hearing  on  behalf  of  Pierman,  and  reading 
brief  on  behelf  of  Chisholm. 

Fay  and  Oterlin* 

*,  oorCoifssrf 

Jersey  law  in  regard  to  the  same- 

of  lit  of  Baia  on  Dictating  Moolon. 

patents  for  Mr..  ^  ,;l 

Consideration  of  correspondence  and  law  and  conference 
with  Mr.  Green  of  Credit  Department  in  regard  to  numbering  . 
machines  left  on  our  hands  for  cleaning  and  repairs. 

Trip  to  Glen  Ridge  to  take  acknowledgment  of  Mr.  kirk 
Brown  with  respect  to  certain  licenses  from  the  Condensite  Company 
to  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporated  under  the  foreign  patents  of 
the  Condensite  Company,  and  examination  of  said  licenses  as  to 
their  correctness  of  form  and  execution. 

Consideration  of  patents  owned  by  Motion  Picture  Patents 
Company  under  which  we  are  licensed,  to  determine  which  of  their 
patents  cover  our  Exhibition  Model  A  Super-Kinetoscopes  and  Home 
Kinetoscopes ,  and  conferences  with  Messrs •  lanahan,  Parrell,  and 
Curtiss  re  same. 

Revising  report  on  alleged  infringement  of  Sanders' 
patents,  and  consideration  of  references  found  in  search  on  these 
patents ’made  in  England. 

Conference  with  Mr*  lewis  re  proposed  Electric  motor- 
driven  amusement  phonograph. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find  patents 
which  may  affect  our  business. 

Investigation  of  alleged  infringement  of  patents  owned 
by  The  Dicks  Press  Safety  Guard  Company,  and  correspondence  in 
connection  therewith- 

Consideration  of  alleged  infringement  of  patent  800,675 
by  our  phonograph  ear  pieces  for  dictating  machines,  and  con¬ 
ferences  with  Messrs.  Durand  and  Holden  with  respect  thereto. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Robert  Bachman  re  advisability  of 
filing  an  opposition  to  the  registration  of  trademark  "Erhsalite 

Investigating  alleged  infringement  of  belch  patents 
by  apparatus  used  in  phonograph  works. 

Two  United  States  Patent  applications  filed. 

Two  United  States  Patent  applications  amended. 

WEEK  EHDIHG  OCTOBER  24.  1914- 

Crip  to  Hew  York  -  closing  up  agreement  betwet 
Edison,  Edison  Phonograph  Works  and  Bankers  Trust  Company 
terminating  the  trust  in  certain  shares  of  capital  stock  of  the 
Edison  Phonograph  Works- 

Heading  Hr.  Heave's  brief  on  the  appeal  in  the  Edison 
Long  Kiln  suit,  making  notes  for  changes  in  said  Brief,  aid 
writing  to  Mr.  Heave  and  Mf.  Edison  ih  regard  to  the  same. 

letter  to  D.  G.  Gallett,  Aberdeen,  South  Dakota  con¬ 
cerning  sale  of  blue  amberol  records  at  cut  prices  by  Koehler  & 
Hinrichs,  St.  Paul,  Minn. 

letter  to  Kaffee  Hag  Corporation  concerning  -their 
unauthorized  use  of  Mr.  Edison's  name  for  advertising  purposes- 

Goins  over  Mr.  Weber's  application  on  disc  machine 
to  see  whetherSthe  same  is  worth  paying  for  a  license  thereunder. 

Going  over  proposed  lease  on  Wardour  Street  property, 
London,  and  conferring  with  Messrs-  Wilson  and  Stevens  concerning 
same,  and  preparing  cablegram  to  Mr*  Wagner* 

Heading  over  Clayton  act,  which  has  just  become  a  law, 
in  order  to  see  whether  i/not  the'same  will  affect  our  business. 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Bloodgood  in  Hew  York  concerning 
situation  in  our  suit  against  Me  Greal. 

Conferring  with  Messrs.  Maxwell  and  Ireton  concerning 
the  Hunt  situation  in  Waverly,  la- 

Conferring  with  Hr.  Lanahan  in  regard  to  Gaumont  and 
Eastman  film  coSraits,  and  on  the  Hong  Kong  situation  as  regards 

Going  over  proposed,  lease,  Wardoux  St-,  for  London 
Office.  Conference  with  Mr.  Holden. 

Going  over  Eastman  and  Gaumont  contracts-  Conference 
with  Mr.  Holden.  Conference  with  Mr.  Wilson. 

Further  investigation  of  patent  situation  re  Dobyns 
&  Elderkin  rectifier.  Conferences  with  Messrs.  Langley,  DoByas, 
Elderkin,  and  Sayville-  Memorandum  to  Mr.  Hutchison  r°^|ere£ce 
further  information  as  to  apparatus  actually  tested.  Conference 
with  Messrs.  Hutchison  and  Halpine. 


Conference  with  Messrs.  Wilson,  Mo  Chesney,  Chandler, 
et  al-  re  Feaster  film  unwinder. 

looking  into  matter  of  use  of  name  "Edison/1  in  con¬ 
nection  with  talking  piotures  in  Topeka,  Kansas,  letter  to  Best 
Theatre • 

Conference  with  Mr.  Hudson  re  Thordarson  Mfg-  Company. 
Preparation  of  draft  of  release  and  sending  same  with  letter 
to  Mr.  Hudson  in  Chicago. 

letter  to  Park  B.  Hyde,  San  Francisco,  re  preliminary 
statement  for  use  in  interference  Mo.  38,027- 

Conference  with  Mr-  Holden  re  letter  to  Kirk  Brown 
relating  to  ownership  of  Condensite  Binders- 

Foreign  K-i  natonhone  Matters: 

Conferences  with  Messrs.  Stevens  and  Wilson. 

Going  over  correspondence  from  Hong  Kong-  Confer¬ 
ence  with  Messrs*  Stevens,  Holden  and  Wilson. 

Consideration  with  Mr-  Holden  of  the  question  of  in- 


regard  to  the  same- 

Investigation  of  laboratory  charges  against  Thomas 
A.  Edison,  Incorporated,  for  legal  Department  drawing 

Consideration  of  Marks  &  Clerk’ s  report  on  validity 
search  through  British  publications  on  Sanders  U.  S.  oun 
Record  patent- 

Investigation  of  the  ownership  of  Condensite  binders 
in  legal  Department- 

01  c^„  ssrsK  sas  s-ss- 

dum  in  regard  to  the  same. 

Memorandum  to  Mr-  Webb  in  regard  to  form  of  dictation 
machine  carton  labels,  Form  199. 

Consideration  of  evidence  to  foe  presented  in 
Interference  "Diamond"  #57755. 

Looking  up  law,  and  rendering  opinion  to  H.  I'.  Miller 
in  regard  to  effect  of  the  failure  to  hold  the  annual  meeting 
of  the  Edison  Storage  Battery  Company. 

Conference  with  Hr.  Bachmann  re  patent  application 
drawings  prepared  foy  Hr.  Brophy  from  May  20,  1914  to  date. 

Investigation  of  phonograph  invention  of  Wm.  H. 
Canfield  to  determine  if  same  would  interest  us.  Conferences 
Messrs.  Hutchison,  Holden,  Deeming  and  Hicolai  with  respect 
to  same |  and  letter  to  Mr.  Canfield. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Bachmann  re  references  found  • 
foy  Marks  &  Clerk  in  search  on  Sanders'  patents  on  sound  records. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Holden  and  Bachmann  re  pro¬ 
posed  amendment  under  Rule  78  in  Folio  779,  allowed  application 
of  Peter  Wefoer,  and  preparing  such  amendment. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find  patents 
which  may  affect  our  business- 

Conference  with  Mr.  Bachmann  re  amendment  prepared 
foy  him  in  Folio  888. 

Conference  with  Hr*  Davisson  re  claim  filed  against 
Lansden  Company  foy  Edison  Storage  Battery  Company  as  assignee 
of  Los  Angeles  Electric  Vehicle  Company- 

Letter  to  Commissioner  of  Customs  of  Canada  re 
valuation  for  duty  purposes  of  strips  of  film  containing 
announcement  titles. 

Ehree  United  States  Patent  applications  amended. 

One  Foreign  Patent  application  amended. 

- _ 


XimK  EMDIHG  OCTOBER  31.  1914. 


Going-over  testimony  of  various  witnesses  in  the 
interference  upon  the  Trade  Mark  "Diamond" 

Conferring  with  Messrs.  Wilson  and  Ireton  in  regard 
to  the  advisability  of  transferring  to  some  proposed  purchaser 
thifg^iVIPSr  W.  D.  Andrews  Company,  Cylinder  Jobbers. 

Reading  the  new  Federal  War  Tax  law,  and  considering 
same  as  to  its  possible  requirements  with  respect  to  carrying 
on  our  business. 

Conferring  with  Mr-  Schiffl  as  to  the  placing  of 
restriction  notices  on  phonographs. 

Discussing  with  Mr-  Berggren  the  provisions  of  the 
new  Federal  Wax  Tax. law. 

Discussing  the  lutz  patent  with  Mr.  lanahan. 

looking  up  law  and  advising  Mr.  H.  F.  Hiller  in 
regard  to  the  transfer  of  certain  stock  of  the  Edison  Storage 
Battery  Company  belonging  to  the  Dominick  estate. 

Considering  various  primary  battery  patents,  and 
discussing  same  with  Mr.  lanahan. 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Beattys,  General  Counsel  for 
the  Aeolian  Company,  in  regard  to  phonograph  situation- 

letter  to  Kirk  Brown  regarding  binders  containing 
references  on  condensite. 

letter  to  Mr.  Dyke  concerning  the  Roberts  numbering 
Machine  Company  placing  plates  bearing  their  name  on  our  Bates 
numbering  Machines,  said  plates  being  applied  in  the  place  of 
our  baok  plates. 

letter  to  Messrs,  ff.  A.  Foster  Company  regarding 
their  advertising  of  phonographs  at  a  ten  per  cent  discount. 

Conference  with  Mir.  Holden  re  appeal  in  long  Kiln 
process  application-  Going  over  assignment  of  errors  in 
notice  of  appeal. 

Memorandum  to  Mr-  1.  V.  Me  Chesney  re  Home  Kinetosoopo. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Wilson  re  Gaumont  oontraot. 

Phone  conference  an  cl  advice  to  Mr.  Langley  re  cen¬ 
trifugal  switches. 

Revision  of  proposed  agreement  re  "An  Old  Sweetheart 
of  Mine"  and  letter  to  Mr.  Lockwood. 

Infringement  search  on  primary  batteries  -  cross  arm 
type  and  BSCO  -  Type  A.  Conference  with  Mr.  Holden.  Prepar- . 
ation  of  report  to  Mr.  Hudson. 

Revision  of  Schoenmehl  application- 
conference  with  Messrs.  Wilson  and  Holden  re  Edison 
Shop  agreements. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Hutchison  re  amendments  in  Polios 
797  and  798. 

Prvrhjgn  Kinetophone: 

ter ritory^0* Letters  from  R.  H.  Cross  and  Kinetophone  Syndi- 
.  cate  (  S.  A.  )  Limited- 

Revision  of  various  letters  for  Mr-  Stevens. 

Taking  testimony  of  Messrs.  Ellis,  Riley,  learning n 
and  Thau  on  behalf  of  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporated  in 
Trade  Mark  Interference  Ho.  37,756. 

Checking  un  patent  dates  and  restriction  form  on 
Hfc.l.fESfoS  Sd  r.porf  «o  Mr.  in 

to  same- 

Advising  Mr.  Hutchison’s  Secretary  in  regard  to 

8\5*S2«  MS”  Guar  anty** Company6 f or1"  an  annual 

Contract  Bond  with  the  Havy  Department. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Harry  I.  Miller  in  regard  to 
Mr*  Edison's  Bloomfield  tax  bills  for  1914. 

Investigation  to  determine  what  patents  cover 
"Little  Wonder"  sound  records. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find  . 
patents  which  may  affect  our  business. 

— ... 

Conference  with  Mr*  Mudd  re  Canadian  customs  matter* 

Conference  with  Mr*  Hicolai  with  respect  to  repair¬ 
ing  of  old  reproducers  and  return  of  parts  thereof  not  of  our 

Swo  United  States  Patent  applications  filed. 

Pive  United  States  Patent  applications  amended. 

Two  Foreign  Patent  applications  amended. 

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Wilf  -RTITITHS  NOVEMBER  7.  1914.  ^  \ 

Preparing  memorandum  to  Mr.  Wilson  concerning  conversa¬ 
tion  with  Mr.  Beattys,  General  Counsel  for  the  Aeolian  Company. 

Preparing  memorandum  to  Mr.  Wilson  concerning  advisabili¬ 
ty  of  changing  working  arrangement  between  Edison  Phonograph  Wor 
and  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporated. 

T.nnVinc  un  the  law  of  Hew  Jersey  relating  to  the 

Interviewing  attorney  for  Joseph  Hart  in  regard  to 
license  upSn^hl  lo^andpa  pictures  for  motion  picture  films. 

looking  through  late  copies  of  "System"  for  Supreme 
Court  Decision  referred  to  by  Charles  Edison- 

Letter  to  Mr-  Y/yper  concerning  feasability  of  Pre^®^" 
ing  exp  or  tat  ion^of  °used  Edison  films  from  England  to  Australasia. 

Papers  in  Schoenmehl  application  sent  off  to  Messrs. 
Chamberlain  &  Newman- 

(  to  S.  H.  Burrows  re  Symons,  Boyle  &  Blaind 

Conference  with  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Jr.  re  application 

Polio  872. 

Conferences  with  Messrs.  Holden  and  Wilson  as  to 
policy  of  company  under  Edison  Shop  agreemen 

Conference  with  Mr.  Me  Gall  re  BSCO  Type  B  primary 


Conference  with  fir.  Hardy  re  Chesler  rectifier  appli¬ 

Conference  with  Messrs-  Bee  and  Holden  re  consignment 
account  of  Edison  Storage  Battery  Supply  Company. 

Preparation  and  submission  of  reports  to  Mr.  Edison 
re  foreign  patents  on  which  taxes  and  workings  are  due  in 
December.  Conference  with  Mr.  Edison.  Letters  to  Brandon 
Bros. .Meffert  &  Sell  and  Deutsche  Edison  Akkumulatoren  Company. 


Conference  with  Mr.  Loughran  re  Stevens  vs.  Hyde 

Conference  with  Mr.  Edkert  re  hills  of  H.  L.  Hoble, 

et  al  • 

Going  over  new  internal  revenue  law  with  reference  to 
tax  on  assignment  of  stock.  Conference,  with  Mr.  Holden- 

Revision  of  Model  D  name  plates  for  Drafting  Dept. 

Preparation  of  certificate  of  translator  as  to  notice 
of  termination  of  lease  of  Paris  office  of  Compagnie  Francois e 
Thomas  A.  Edison- 

Dohyns  &  Elderkin  rectifier  -  conferences  with  Messrs 
Hutchison  and  Kennedy. 

n  Klnetoehone  matters 

Going  over  letters  to  Linton  and  Soloraano 
for  Mr.  Stevens. 

Conference  with  Mr.  T/ilson  (  Monday  ) 

Conference  with  Messrs-  Wilson,  Stevens  etal.  re 
making  Kinetophone  subjects  for  Swedish  group  and  filling 
ordernf  Russian  group  for  films  and  records- 

Memorandum  to  Hr.  Wilson  re  Hong  Kong  Kinetophones. 

Going  over  report  of  Mr-  Gall- 

Preparation  of  form  for  license  from  Mr .Peter 

Holden  in  regard  to  the  same. 

_  jvszszi  a  ars&ss  ssii'Aas's- 

registered  office  in  Hew  York- 

,.POrt  m 

ference  with  Mr.  Mudd  in  regard  to  the  same. 

Looking  over  patent  applications  to  be  amended  in 
December  and  confluence  with  Mr.  Holden  in  regard  to  same. 

Conference  with  Ur.  W.  H.  Hiller  in  regard  to  our 
agreement  with  Carmen  Mel is- 

Examination  of  papers  and  looking  up  law  in  regard  to 
the  cancellation  of  bond  and  mortgage  of  Mary  1.  ^L^ison^anu- 
held  bv  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporated  as  assignee  of  Ldison  U-nu 
facturing  Company;  conference  with  Mr .  Egner  in  Newark  in  regard 
to  the  same;  cancellation  of  said  hondand  mortgageand  returnm0 
the  same,  together  with  insurance  policies,  to  Mr.  Gray- 


Examination  of  new  cylinder  phonograph  designed  hy 
Constable  and  various  conferences  in  regard  to  same. 

Advising  Mr.  Farrell  in  regard  to  the  proposal  of 
Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporated  to  supply  kinetoscopes  to  the 
Government  and  in  regard  to  the  bond  for  said  proposal- 

P-renaration  and  filing  of  -proofs  of  publication  of 
certificates  of  dissolution  of  Edison  Business  Phonograph  Compaq 
and  Mexican  National  Phonograph  Company. 

Preparation  of  proposed  form  of  agreement  Between 

Preparation  of  report  c 
Wonder"  record. 

patents  covering  "little 
to  find 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gasett 
patentB  which  may  affect  our  business. 

Miscellaneous  matters  including  correspondence  with 

skjsslmsrs  tszf&s 

"little  Wonder"  record. 

Three  United  States  patent  applications  amended. 

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Conferring  with  Mr.  Plimpton  in  regard  to  the  J 
situation  as  to  moving  picture  rights  in  the"Poxy  Grandpa"  1 
pictures,  and  deciding  that  in  view  of  same,  and  the  doubtful 
value  of  the  subject,  we  shall  le't  the  matter  rest. 

Going  over  papers  in  response  to  Notice  to  Produce 
served  in.  the  suit  of  Edison  vs.  Continental  Chemical  Company, 
and  preparing  letter  to  Mr.  English  in  regard  to  the  same. 

letter  to  Mr.  Sehultze  advising  as  to  our  decision 
in  regard  to  "Poxy  Grandpa"  pictures. 

Interview  with  Messrs.  Maxwell,  Ireton  and  Beattys 
concerning  Aeolian  Company  matters. 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Stevens,  in  regard  to  the  Minutes 
of  our  British  Company,  and  other  matters. 

Going  over  Mr.  Me  Coy's  reports  on  the  investigation 
on  phonograph  horns  at  Cedar  Rapdids  and  Utica.  Also  conferring 
with  Mr.  Me  Coy  on  the  situation  at  Mason  City,  la-,  Kansas 
City,  Mo.,  and  Elmira,  II.  Y. ,  and  dictating  machine  situation 
at  Chicago. 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Philips  and  Mr.  Green  in  regard 
to  Portland  Sporting  Goods  Company  situation. 

Going  over  the  proposed  agreement  for  motion  picture 
to  be  taken  at  Auburn  Prison  for  Thomas  Mott  Osborne. 

Dobyns  and  Elderkin  rectifier  -  Conference  (Monday) 
with  Mr.  Kennedy.  Purther  search  in  patents  in  legal  Deport¬ 
ment.  Preliminary  report  to  Mr.  Hutchison.  Conferenoe( Wednes¬ 
day)  with  Messrs.  Edison  and  Hutchison-  Search  in  Washington 
Thursday,  Priday  and  Saturday. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Hardy  re  amendment  to  Phonograph 
application  under  Rule  78. 

letter  to  Idle  Hour  Theatre,  Jackson,  Minn,  re  ad¬ 
vertisement  of  Edison's  Genuine  Talking  Pictures. 

Going  over  letters  for  Mr.  Stevens  re  Paris  office. 


Dictating  consignment  receipt  for  Edison  Storage 
Battery  Supply  Company- 

Looking  up  copyright  of  "The  Great  Train  Robbery"  at 
Mr.  Scull's  request.  Conference  with  Mr.  L.  V/.  Mo  Chesney. 
Copyright  papers  sent  to  Mr.  Scull. 

Consideration  of  Belleville  1914  tax  hills  to  Mr. 
Edison  on  Silver  Lake  property,  comparison  of  the  same  with 
last  year's  hills,  and  various  conferences  in  regard  to  the 

Preparation  of  notary's  certificate  in  "Diamond' 
interference  Ho.  37,755,  and  advising  Miss  Laidlaw  in  regard 
to  the  marking  of  exhibits  and  filing  of  testimony  in  said 


Looking  up  law  and  conference  with  Messrs.  Holden 
and  Green  in  regard  to  disposition  of  numbering  machines  on 
which  we  have  liens  for  labor  or  materials  or  both. 

In  the  matter  of  the  contract  of  Thomas  A.  Edison, 
Incorporated  with  Carmen  Molis ;  conference  with  Mr-  Eckert, 
consideration  of  new  statements,  conferences  with  Messrs. 

Holden  and  V/alter  Miller  and  letter  to  Mr.  Hanlon,  attorney 
for  Mel is. 

"  Revision  of  proposed  agreement  between  Thomas ^A. Edison, 
^Incorporated  and  Bathe  in  regard  to  trade  mark  "Diamond". 

Checking  up  and  filing  of  capital  stock  report  of 
Edison  Storage  Battery  Company  for  Hew  York. 

Letters  to  Mr.  Berggren  in  regard  to  the  dissolution 
of  Edison  Business  Phonograph  Company  and  Mexican  national 
Phonograph  Company. 

Preparation  of  agreement  between  Thomas  A.  Edison, 
Incorporated  and  Thomas  Mott.  Osborne  in  regard  to  motion  pictures 
to  be  taken  at  Auburn  Prison. 

Memorandum  to  Mr.  Wilson  with  respect  to  Eilm  Heel 
invention  of  Mr.  Allen- 

Consideration  of  coses  due  for  amendment  in  January 
to  determine  if  any  of  same  should  be  dropped. 

Infringement  search  On  new  model  Amberola  X  designed 
by  Mr.  Constable. 


looking  over  agreement  with  rathe  Company  re  u 
of  trademark  for  Phonographic  gooas,  and  conference  with 
Bachmann  with  respect  thereto. 

Conference  with  lir.  lanahan  re  patent  situatio 
foith  respect  to  rectifiers. 

Conference  with  Hr.  lanahan  re  proposed  amendn 
Polio  779,  to  he  taken  up  with  Examiner  in  Washington. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  fine 
patents  which  may  affect  our  business. 

Passing  on  tone  qualities  of  different  types  « 
Amber ola  machines. 

3  United  States  Patent  applications  i 

\TOTUC  EltDIHG  1I07EMBBH  21.  1914. 

Preparing  memorandum  to  Mr*  Berggren  concerning 
taxes  payable  under  the  now  war  tax  law. 

Conferring  with  Mr.  O' Grady  concerning  alleged 
cutting  of  prices  by  Means  &  Pierson,  Kansas  City,  and 
O'Grady's  investigation  in  regard  thereto. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Hutchison  and  Lanahan 
concerning  Elderkin  matter* 

Going  over  proposed  agreement  with  Pathe  concerning 
trade  mark  "Diamond". 

Going  over  patents with  Mr.  Hardy  on  new  model  . 

Amber ola  phonograph  designed  by  Mr-  Constable. 

Conference  with  Mr-  Frederick  Bechmann  concerning  - 
automobile  accident  Robert  Bachman. 

Further  consideration  of  Elder kin  matters. 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Stevens  concerning  British 
income  tax  matters* 

Conferring  with  Messrs.  Wilson,  Maxwell  and  Ireton 
concerning  the  use  of  term  "Edison  Shop  in  Detroit. 

Interview  with  Messrs.  Dobyns,  Elderkin,  Hutchison 
and  Lanahan,  and  going  over  copy  of  contract  between  elderkin 
and  Chapman- 

..  Going  over  patents  discovered  by  Mr.  Lanahan  in 
search  on  the  Elderkin  invention. 

Dobyns  &  Elderkin.  rectifier  -  th 

Messrs.  Hutchison,  and  Holden.  Preparation  of  telegrams  and^ 


national  Electric  Coinpany-  Letter  to  Bacon  a  mians 

Edison -vs.  Levi  -  suit  on  infringement  of  copyright  in 

ss.sriE“'s!arfc  xt? 

bill  and  bond  by  Mr.  Edison  and  sending  papers  to  Mr.  Scull. 


Conference  with  ana  advice  to  Mr.  Berggren  ana  Mr. 
Rogers  re  new  Internal  Revenue  fax  law* 

Foreign  Kinetonhone  Matters: 

Going  over  letters  for  Mr.  Stevens* 

Conference  with  Mr.  Stevens  re  Hong  Kong 

Conference  with  Mr.  Gall  re  report  on  foreign 
kinetophone  situation.  Conference  with  Hr.  Maxwell 
re  same. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Stevens  on  miscellaneous 
kinetophone  matters. 

Conferences -with  Messrs.  Me  Coy  and  Durand  in 
regard  to  Memorandum  Index  purchased  by  Mr.  Me  Coy  from  Mr.  fralker, 
Dictaphone  salesman  in  Chicago;  conference  with  Mr.  Holden 
re  infringement  of  Farrington  patent  Ho. 916, 287  by  said 
device;  interview  with  Ha>  Massie,  attorney  for  Columbia 
Phonograph  Company  in  regard  to  the  infringement  of  the 
Farrington  patent  by  the  walker  device  and  also  in  regard  to 
the  infringement  of  Durand's  patent  Ho. . 1,033,999  by  the 
Columbia  Company;  consideration  of  letters  from  Hr.  Hassle 
in  regard  to  the  said  patents  and  conferences  with  Messrs. 

‘Holden  and  Durand  in  regard  to  the  same. 

Revision  of  agreement  between  Shomas  A.  Edison, 
Incorporated  and  Bathe  in  regard  to  trade  mark  "Diamond". 

In  re  Little  vs.  Edison  Storage  Battery 
Company;  various  conferences  with  Messrs.  R.  A.  Bachman, 
Mudd,  Holden,  and  Me  Coy;  looking  up  law  in  regard  to  this 
matter;  and  interviows  at  Ilewark  and  Hew  York  offices  of 
General  Accident  and  Insurance  Corporation. 

Consideration  of  Brandon  Bros-  report  on  their 
search  on  Sanders  patent  Ho.  956,904  and  956,905. 

Conferences  with  Mr.  Harry  Miller  in  regard  to 
Bloomfield  and  Belleville  tax  bills  of  Mr.  Edison. 

Infringement  search  on  new  Amberola  X  designed 
by  Mr.  Constable  and  conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  same. 

Conference  with  Hr.  Lanahan  re  patent  situa- 
tion  with  respect  to  rotary  rectifier  invented  by  Mr.  Elderkm. 

Conference  with  Mr*  Lewis  re  idea  of  his  to 
prevent  rewinding  of  film* 

Conference  with  Mr*  Me  Coy  re  infringement 
of  Dicks  patent  hy  our  use  of  Kartzmark  safety  guards. 

Conference  with  Messrs*  Lewis  and  Constable 
re  phonograph  designed  hy  Mr*  Constable. 

Consideration  of  references  found  hy  Brandon  Bros, 
in  their  search  on  Sanders  record  patents* 

Escort  on  infringement  search  made  on  new 
Amberola  X  designed  hy  Mr*  Constable. 

Conference  with  Mr*  Gall  re  several  applications 
due  for  amendment  in  January. 

Conference  with  Mr*  Dolly,  re  date  of  reduction 
to  practice  with  regard  to  aluminum  screen  with  oilcloth 
base  invented  hy  Mr*  Edison* 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find 
patents  which  may  affect  our  business* 

Consideration  of  applications  due  for  amendment 
in  January  to  determine  if  any  of  same  should  he  dropped 
and  conference  with  Mr*  Holden  re  same. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Wilson  re  question  of  paying 
license  fee  to  Dicks  Press  Guard  Mfg.  Company  because  of 
infringement  of  patent  owned  by  this  Company  by  reason  of 
our  use  of  Kartzmark  safety  guards  on  punch  presses* 

Six  United  States  Patent  applications  amended. 


Going  over  and  revising  trade  letter  to  be  sent  to 
dealers  instructing  them  not  to  give  away  attachments  to  induce 
the  sale  of  phonographs  or  to  include  record  cabinets  at  less 
than  regular  prices. 

Discussing  the  Elderkin  situation  with  Mr.  Lanahan, 
and  interview  with  Messrs.  Elderkin  and  Dobyns. 

Consideration  of  the  copyright  situation  of  our 
company  in  London  with  respect  to  the  decision  in  the  Chappell 
suit,  and  the  settlement  offer  made  by  Chappell  and  Company. 

Looking  up  law  on  negotiable  instruments  in  connec¬ 
tion  with  the  Swanson  notes. 

Going  over  the  letter  prepared  by  Mr.  Maxwell  to  be 
sent  to  jobbers  in  connection  with  our  record  oxchange  proposi¬ 

Consideration  of  letters  recently  received  by  Mr. 
V/ilson  written  by  Mr.  Graf. 

Discussing  with  Mr.  Lanahan  the  situation  in  the 
Hyde  interference. 

Memorandum  to  Mr.  Wilson  concerning  Mr.  Wyper's 
letter  relating  to  offering  of  second  hand  films  imported  into 
Australasian  territory  from  England. 

Memorandum  to  Mr.  Maxwell  concerning  letter  from 
Williams  &  Sons  Company,  Canada,  and  the  advisability  of 
their  sending  out  a* letter  to  dealers  regarding  the  contracts 
which  are  offered  to  them  by  the  Berliner  Company. 

Consideration  of  the  situation  at  Detroit  as  re¬ 
gards  the  use  of  the  name  "Edison  Phonograph,  Shop"  -  going 
over  correspondence,  etc- 

Going  over  and  revising  brief  on  appeal  to  the 
Examiners  in  Chief  in  the  Pierman  application  on  pneumatic 

Going  over  proposed  license  and  release  from  the 
Dicks  Press  Guard  Manufacturing  Company. 

Going  over  vouchers  of  Dyer  Smith  and  writing  letter 
to  Mr.  Kirk  Brown  concerning  our  payments  toward  the  cost  of 
getting  up  five  sets  of  references  in  the  Condensite  litigation. 


letter  to  Charles  Edison  concerning  the  validity  of 
conditions  printed  on  a  j.ettor  head,  and  looking  up  law  in  re¬ 
gard  to  such  conditions- 

letter  to  Hr.  Stevens  concerning  the  Chappell  and 
Company  matter- 

letter  to  Crump  &  Allen,  Denver,  concerning 
Elderkin  matter- 

letter  to  Walter  H.  Miller  concerning  conditions  of  our 
agreement  -with  Alessandro  Bonci  as  regards  payment^  of  minimum 

Dohyns  &  Elderkin  Hectifier  -  conference  (  Monday)  with 
Mr-  Holden  re  letter  from  XIational  Electric  Company.  Dictating 
report  of  search-  Conferences  With  Messrs-  Hutchison  and 
Kennedy  (Tuesday)  :  Hevising  report-  Conference  with  Mr.  Holden 
re  lamme  uatent^  Conference,  with  Mr -Edison  an^1s^“1S®^^ns 
n-F  renort*  on  uatents-  Conference  with  Messrs-  Holden,  Dohyns 
Bros!PS£d  Elderkin,  and  Mr.  Edison's  deeision  communicated 
to  Dohyns  Brothers- 

Going  over  proposed  agreement  with  Bathe  re  trade 
mark  Diamond- 

Interference  Stevens  vs-  Hyde  -  conferences  with  Mr. 

from  Hyde- 

Conference  with  Mr.  Hudson  re  spark  coils. 

Conference  with  Messrs-  Edison  and  Maxwell  re  notice 
to  jobbers  concerning  return  of  wax  records. 

Preparing  copy  for  name  plates  for  Super  Kinetoscopes- 

Preparing  reports  and  data  for  Mr.  Edison  re  foreign 
patents  on  which  taxes  and  workings  are  due  in  January. 

Going  over  Bond's  agreement  and  conference  with  Mr* 

looking  uo  Texas  law  in  Hew  York  library 
a  notes  of  Houston  Phonograph  Company- 

a  promissory 

0I  warjsfiss  ^ 

ducers • 

notices  of  infringement  of 

to  A. B. Walker  and  A.D.Joslin  Mfg-  o.  patent  Ho. 

« >Ei£  “* 

and  Service  Co.  in  regard  to  complaints  of  infringement 
Dictating  Machine  patents. 

Consideration  of  decision  of .Examiners  in  Chief  in 

Interference  Ho.  36,213,  Chisholm  v.  Pierman  and  preparation 
of  appeal  from  said  decision  to  the  Commissioner  of  Patents. 

Conferences  with  Messrs*  Holden  and  Me  Coy  in  regard 
to  the  case  of  Little  v-  Edison  Storage  Battery  Company. 

Interview  with  Miss  Welsh  and  her  attorney,  Mr.  Duell, 
and  showing  them  through  the  Works- 

Investigation  of  alleged  infringement  of  patents 
owned  hy  DickB  Press  Guard  Manufacturing  Company  hy  tho  use  of 
Kartzmark  Safety  Guards  on  our  punch  presses,  and  conferences 
with  Messrs.  Holden,  Weber  and  Mo  Coy  re  same. 

Report  to  Mr.  Wilson  re  result  of  investigation  of 
alleged  infringement  of  patents  of  Dicks  Press  Guard  Manufactur¬ 
ing  Company. 

Preparing  license  under  patents  owned  by  Dicks  Press 
Guard  Mfg.  Company  to  use  Kartzmark  safety  guards  bought  by 
Edison  Phonograph  Works,  and  release  because  of  past  use  thereof. 

looking  up  patents  covering  "little  One-Der"  sound 
box  attachment. 

Infringement  and  validity  search  on  idea  of  using 
a  maximum  recording  thermometer  in  storage  battery  eell. 

Attending  hearing  at  Court  House  in  Uewark  i&  case 
of  Pass  vs.  Edison  Storage  Battery  Company. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find 
patents  which  affect  our  business. 

Consideration  of  references  cited  in  the  answer 
in  our  suit  against  the  Victor  Company  on  Edison  Patent 
Ho.  604,740,  and  conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  same. 

One  United  States  Patent  Application  filed. 




Attending  trial  of  Equity  suit  -  Edison  vs.  Continen¬ 
tal  Chemical  Company,  Hew  York  City. 

Conferring  with  Messrs.  Wilson,  Maxwell  and  Philips 
concerning  action  to  he  taken  towards  disposition  of  stock  of 
Portland  Sporting  Goods  Company-  Also  conferring  with  Mr. 
Edison  in  regard  to  same. 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Lanahan  in  regard  to  question 
of  renewing  certain  storage  battery  patents(.foreign)  . 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Stevens  in  regard  to  question  of 
renewing  certain  foreign  phonograph  patents. 

letter  to  Mr.  Hoyes,  our  attorney  at  Eortland,  Maine, 
concerning  Portland  Sporting  GoodB  Company. 

letter  to  Mr.  lucker  answering  his  inquiry  with 
respect  to  patents  under  which  our  disc  record  is  manufactured. 

looking  up  United  States  copyright  law  on  the  subject 
of  our  right  to  make  orchestrations  for  the  production  of 
phonograph  records- 

Conferring  with  Mr-  Smith  of  the  Storage  Battery 
Company,  and  Mr.  Good  of  Philadelphia,  concerning  the  patent 
situation  on  electrically  driven  lawn  mowers. 

Revising  brief  upon  the  appeal  to  the  Exeminers-in- 
Chief  on  the  Pierman  pneumatic  reproducer* 

Going  over  proposed  assignment  of  error  -  appeal 
to  the  Commissipner  of  Patents  -  Chisholm  vs.  Pierman. 

Goinr  over  proposed  lease  of  Church  E.  Gates  &  Company 
to  Ihomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporated  of  the  vacant  lot  in  the 
Bronx,  opposite  Studio  building,  for  purposes  of  storage. 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Bull  in  regard  to  situation  in 
suit  on  Mielsen  patent. 

Consideration  of  question  of  securing  copyright  pro¬ 
tection  on  our  film  "Eantasma" . 

Going  over  the  old  correspondence  concerning  the  con¬ 
tract  entered  into  between  Vives  end  our  French  Company  with 
respect  to  manufacture  and  sale  of  phonograph  records  of  copy 
righted  compositions. 


Conferring  with  Mr.  Dyke  in  regard  to  the  settlement 
of  our  suit  against  the  'i'rafford  Music  Company. 

Going  over  the  proposed  contract  between  the  Edison 
Storage  Battery  Company  and  Seaboard  Air  Dine. 

Discussing^ with  Hr.  lanahan  the  situation  and  the  law 
involved  in  the^suiu  against  Columbia  Company  relating  to  the 
Bonoi  release,  and  discussing  proposed  settlement. 

Conferring  with  Walter  H.  Miller  in  regard  to  our 
right  to  make  orchestrations  of  copyrighted  compositions. 

letter  to  Mr.  Power,  Secretary,  Board  of  Panama 
Pacific  Managers  of  Mass-,  concerning  film  entitled  "Paul 
Revere ' s  Ride" • 

Preparing  supplemental  letter  to  Hr.  Hoyes,  Portland, 

Maine . 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  storage  battery  order  of 
Dansden  Company,  Btd.  and  guaranty  of  account  by  T.  Preederburg. 
Conference  with  and  advice  to  Mr.  Philips. 

Conference  with  Hr.  Holden  re  Houston  Phonograph 
Company's  notes.  Conference  v/ith  and  memo  to  Mr.  Philips. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Gall  and  memorandum  to  Mr.  t.  W. 

Me  Chesney  re  name  plates  for  Super  Kinetoscope. 

Further  work  on  reports  to  Mr.  Edison  re  paying  taxes 
and  working  foreign  storage  battery  patents.  Submission  of 
reports  to  Mr.  Edison*  Conference  with  Mr.  Holden-  Instructions 
to  Miss  Stalker. 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Holden  and  Stevens  re  British  and 
French  phonograph  patents.  Memo  to  Messrs.  Edison  and  Wilson. 

looking  up  Edison  telephone  patent  for  Mr.  Durand. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  trade  mark  BASCO  published 
in  Gazette  of  November  10,  1914*  Going  over  file  wrapper  contents, 
etc.  Conferences  v/ith  Messrs.  Holden  and  Hudson*  Memorandum 
to  Mr.  Wilson. 

Conference  with  Mr-  Maginnis  re  proposed  contract  between 
Edison  Storage  Battery  Company  and  Seaboard  Air  line  Railway 
for  trainlighting  batteries.  Preparation  of  revised  form  of 

Conference  with  and  advice  to  Mr.  Farrell  re  Canadian 
duties  on  motibn  picture  Fantasma.  Conference  with  Mr.  Holden 
re  copyright  on  Fantasma. 


Study  of  reforenoes,  eto.  in  Folio  796.  Conference 
with  Mr.  Hutchison  re  advisability  of  further  prosecution. 

Application  dropped  by  Mr.  Edison's  instructions- 

Conference  with  Mr.  Hudson  re  Stevens  vs.  Hyde  inter¬ 
ference-  Memo  to  Mr.  Hudson  re  Hobson's  letter. 

Memorandum  to  Mr-  Wilson  re  "An  Old  Sweetheart  of  Mine", 
letter  to  attorney  of  Bobbs-Merrill  Company. 

Going  over  papers  in  matter  of  claim  of  Ponotipia  Company 
against  Columbia  Company  in  matter  of  Bonci's  release,  and  giving 
opinion  to  Mr-  Holden. 

Attending  to  signing  of  Edison  Shop  agreement  for  East 
Orange  store. 

Foreign  Kinetonhone  matters: 

Conference  (Monday)  with  Messrs*  Wilson,  Stevens  and 
Uicolorie  re  suggested  cancellation  and  settlement  of  French 
group  contract-  Going  over  French  group  contract  and  noting 
points  to  be  considered  in  settlement-  Copy  sent  to  Mr-  Stevens. 

Conference  (Thursday) with  Mr.  Stevens. 

Conference  with  Mr-  Edison  re  Ainetophones  at 

Hong  Kong. 

Conference  (Friday)  with  Messrs.  "Wilson  and  Stevens. 

Revising  and  filing  brief  for  appeal  to  the  Examiners-in- 
Chief  of  Pierman  Application,  Serial  Ho.  307,324  entitled  Sound 

Preparation  and  filing  of  appeals  in  Interference  Ho. 
36,213-  Chisholm  vs.  Pierman,  in  application  of  Alexander  U.  Pierman 
Serial  Ho.  288,837,  entitled  Sound  Reproducer,  and  in  application 
of  Edward  P.  Morris,  Serial  Ho.  427,678,  entitled  Phonograph  Motors. 

Consideration  of  O.S.  Patents  to  Thomas,  Hos.1,116,166 
and  1,116,166;  conference  with  Hr.  Beaming  in  regard  to  the  same 
and  letter  to  Mr.  Thomas  in  regard  to  the  Bame. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Durand  in  regard  to  proposed  new 
Dictating  Machine  Reproducer,  and  infringement  search  on  same. 

Looking  over  patent  applications  due  for  amendment  in 
January,  and  conferences  with  Messrs.  Holden  and  Edison  in  regard 
to  the  same. 

Detailed  report  of  work  done  for  Edison  Storage  Battery 
Company  from  August  to  Hovember  inclusive,  1914. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Mo  Coy  in  regard  to  Bloomfield 
tax  hills  to  Mr.  Edison. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Y/ebb  in  regard  to  labels  on  disc 
record  envelopes;  consideration  of  license  to  national  Phono¬ 
graph  Company  under  high  speed  record  patent  of  the  Columbia 
Company  in  order  to  determine  whether  or  not  it  is  necessary  to 
place  the  date  of  the  said  patent  on  our  disc  record  envelope; 
and  looking  over  Condensite  patents  to  determine  possible  new 
dates  to  be  placed  on  our  disc  record  envelopes. 

Study  of  U.  S.  Patent  to  Holl,  Ho.  1,118,219  to  de¬ 
termine  whether  of  not  it  covers  our  felescribe,  and  conference 
with  Mr.  Hewman  H.  Holland  in  regard  to  the  same. 

Consideration  of  question  of  paying  taxes  on  foreign 
patents  Polios  561  and  562,  including  consideration  of  the 
inventions  covered  by  these  patents,  conferences  with  Messrs, 
lanahan,  Stevens  and  Holden,  and  memorandum  to  Messrs.  Edison  and 

Conferences  with  Messrs.  Holden  and  Be owing  re  our 
alleged  infringement  of  Dicks  &'  Warmann  patents  by  the  use  of 
Kartzmark  Safety  Guards  on  punch  presses.  Preparing  license 
to  use  such  guards  and  release  because  of  past  use  thei’eof,  and 
correspondence  with  Dicks  Press  Guard  Mfg.  Company  with  respect 

Conference  with  Mr.  Robert  Bachman  re  infringement 
and  validity  search  on  idea  of  using  a  maximum  recording  thermo¬ 
meter  in  storage  battery  cell. 

Preparing  detailed  report  of  work  done  for  Edison 
Portland  Cement  Company  during  duly,  August,  September,  October 
and  November. 

Preparing  detailed  report  of  work  done  for  Edison 
Storage  Battery  Company  during  August,  September,  October  and 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Earrell  and  Huebner  re 
Canadian  Customs  laws  with  respect  to  motion  picture  film 

Consideration  of  Polio  896,  and  conference  with 
Messrs.  Durand  and  Holden  to  determine  if  same  should  be  aban  - 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find  patents 
which  may  affect  our  business. 

Consideration  of  patent  No.  903,575  to  Jadv/in 
ana  conference  with  Hr.  learning  to  determine  if  same  is* of 
interest  to  us. 

Infringement  search  on  improvement  in  spring  motor 
for  new  Amberola  X  designed  by  Mr.  Constable. 

Consideration  of  allowed  application  of  Mr.  Pierman 

Seven  United  States  Patent  applications  amended. 

Letter  to  Chambers  Musio  House,  Mason  City,  Iowa, 
concerning  their  claim  for  reimbursement  for  expenses  in 
connection  with  suit  against  Trafford  Musio  Company. 

Letters  to  Warren  A.  Peiroe  and  James  A.  Bailey,  Jr., 
concerning  claim  of  the  Arlington  Pageant  on  account  of  the 
public  exhibition  of  our  film  covering  the  said  pageant. 

Letter  to  George  F.  Hoyes,  Portland,  Maine,  concern¬ 
ing  disposition  of  stock  of  Portland  Sporting  Goods  Company. 

frit)  to  Hew  York  -  conferring  with  Mr.  Bull  and  with 
Messrs.  Kennedy  and  Blunt,  Attorneys  for  Victor  Company,  con¬ 
cerning  the  suits  on  the  Hielsen  patent. 

Phone  conference  with  Mr.  (Thompson  re  proposed  con¬ 
tract  between  Seaboard  Air  Line  Railway  and  Edison  Storage 
Battery  Company. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Gill  re  proposed  contract  with 
Pennsylvania  Railroad  for  motion  picture  subject  Men: tattoo 
Making".  Form  of  oontract  prepared  and  copies  handed  to  Mr. 

Short  conference  with  Messrs.  Holden  and  Hutchison  re 
Dobyns  &  Elderkin  rectifier. 

Further  work  on  Stevens  vs.  Hyde  interference. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  copyright  matters,  royal¬ 
ties  oh  records,  etc.  Going  over  forms  of  license  agreement  with 
publishers  for  right  to  record  compositions.  Conference  with 
K  J!  h!  Ittller  Ind  Mr.  Holden.  Assisting  in  revising  forms. 

Going  over  Thordarson  matter  for  Mr.  Hudson. 

Going  over  contract  with  G.  Polese  and  giving  opinion 
to  Mr.  Holden. 

Conference  with  Mr.  F.  M.  Downer  of  Denver,  Colorado 
and  Mr.  Holden  re  Dobyns  &  Elderkin  rectifier. 

Revision  of  proposed  agreement  with  Paths  as  to  trade 
mark  "Diamond". 

Assisted  in  removing  papers,  etc.  to  vault  during  fire 
and  in  removing  same  to  office  in  Storage  Battery  Building  after 


Preparing  form  for  signature  of  laborers  working  in 
and  about  buildings  damaged  by  the  fire. 

foreign  Kinetophone  Matters: 

Conference  with  Messrs.  Edison,  Stevens  sad  Wilson 
re  settlement  of  Frenoh  group  contract  -  also  re  recording  appara- 

parati ( 

letter  of  instructions  to  attorneys  at  Hong  Kong. 
i  of  verified  copy  of  letter  to  Mr.  Seth. 

Conference  with  MesBrB.  Nioolorio  and  Stevens  re  French 
grouu  contract.  Advised  Hicoloric  as  to  terms  of  settlement 
likely  to  be  favorably  considered  by  the  Edison  Company. 


Preparation  of  proof  of  claim  against  Harry  Savage, 
Infringement  search  on  new  Dictating  Machine  Repro- 

Trip  to  Washington  for  the  following  matters:  Hear- 
on  anneal  to  the  Examiners-in-Chief  in  Pierman  application  en¬ 
titled  "Sound  Reproducer",  folio  228;  Search  on  lawn  mower  driven 
by  e!ectrirmo?o?  with  a  storage  battery  as  the  source  of  current 
supply;  Search  on  a  packing  crate  provided  with  paraffined  corks 
to against  the  article  packed;  Conference  with  Examiner 
in  regard  to  Weber  application  (Fblio  779) 

Study  of  Pierman  application.  Folio  208  previous 
to  the  preparation  of  brief  for  appeal  of  said  application  to 
the  Commissioner  of  Patents. 

Consideration  of  proposed  license  to use 
guards  on  our  punch  presses,  under  certain  patents  owned  by Dicks 
Press  Guard  Manufacturing  Company,  and  correspondence  re  Bame. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find 
patents  which  may  affect  our  business.  . 

Moving  material  and  files  from  vault  in  office 
building  to  Storage  Battery  Company  building. 

Three  United  States  patent  applications  amended. 

One  Foreign  Patent  application  amended. 

WR.EK  ENDING  BE 0 EMBER  19.  1914.. 


Going  over  brief  in  the  appeal  to  the  Commissioner  of 
Patents  on  Pierian’s  application  Serial  Ho.  288,837. 

Going  over  the  Edison  application  for  Me^°+  °f 

i  with  film 

concerning  search  on 

Going  over  correspondence  in  connecti 
entitled  "Bootless  Baby. 

Going  over  pleadings  and  correspondence  in  the  snit 
of  Maxwell  vs.  Columbia  Phonograph  Company,  General,  relating  to 
Bonci  release. 

letter  to  Mr.  Robert 
lawn  mower  driven  by  electric  motor 

Going  over  proposed  agreement  with. Ellis  Adding 
Typewriter  Company  relating  to  the  use  of  their  factory. 

Reading  opinion  of  United  States  Circuit  Court  of 
Appeals,  Second  cfroSit.  on  Edison  long  Kiln  patent  suit,  and 
memorandum  to  Mr.  Edison  in  regard  to  the  same, 

Goine  over  papers  relating  to  settlement  of  Von 
Kramer  contract!  Conference  with  and  advice  to  Mr.  Stevens 

Conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  proposed  agreement  on 
trade  mark  "Diamond".  Revised  draft  finished. 

Proposed  contract  between  Edison  ^onograph  Works  and 
Ellis  Adding  Typewriter  Company.  Conference  with  Messrs.  Eckert 
and* Smith.  Conference  at  #333  Elisabeth  Avenue  Newark  with 
M*.  Ellis.  Preparing  draft  of  agreement.  Same  submitted  to 
Messrs.  Holden  and  Wilson,  and  copies  sent  to  Mr.  Ellis. 

Interference  -  Stevens  vs.  Hyde  -  preparing  revised 
preliminary  statement  and  sending  same  to  Mr.  Hyde  for  exeou 

conference  with  Mr.  Aylsworth  re  Polio  351. 

Conference  with  Mr.  P.  Bachmann  re  copyright  search 
on  "Bootle's  Baby". 

Conference  with  Mr.  Hardy  re  new  model  phonograph 
(bed-plate  and  braoket  construction! 

Memorandum  to  Mr.  Edison  re  German  and  Hungarian 
storage  battery  taxes  due  in  December  and  payable  by  Deutsche 
Edison  Akkumulat or en  Company. 

Conference  with  ana  advice  to  Mr.  J.  V.  re 

contraots  of  Chemical  Works  for  potash  ana  Norway  iron. 

Thomas  A.  Edison,  Inc.,  vs.  Me  Dannel  &  Staton  - 
looking  up  ooupon  for  bond. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Hardy 
with  Examiner. 

0  taking  up  Folio  646 

Foreign  Kinetonhone  Matters: 

Going  over  miscellaneous  matters  with 
Mr.  Stevens. 

Preparation  of  appeal  brief  for  Pierman  application, 
Folio  208,  entitled  Sound  Eeproducer,  including  trip  to  Mr.  Dy 
office  at  Newark  to  look  up  decisions. 

Continuation  of  infringement  search  on  proposed  new 
Dictating  Machine  reproducer. 

Consideration  of  new  Bloomfield  tax  bills  to  Mr. 

Pfl-ison  for  1914  telephone  conversation  with  Mr*  Saltzman  in  re- 

ludd  and  Holden,  and  memorandum  to  Mr.  H.  F.  Miller  m  reg 
the  same. 

Preparation  of  petition  of  appeal  to  the  Court  of 
Appeals  of  the  District  of  Columbia  for  Mr.  Edison  s  Long  Kiln 

Trip  to  Washington,  December  18th  and  19th,  for  the 
following  matters: 

"Filing  in  the  Court  of  Appeals  in  the  °*~ 

Columbia,  an  appeal  from  the  decision  of  the  Commissioner  of 
Patents  in  Mr.  Edison’s  Long  Kiln  application. 

Hearing  before  the  Commissioner  of  Patents  on 
appeal  in  Pierman  application.  Folio  208,  entitled  Sound 

Infringement  search  on  the  use  of  paraffined 
corks  as  cushioning  members  in  crates  for  packing  phonographs. 

Conference  with  the  Examiner  in  regard  to  Bliss 
application  on. Rectifiers  (Folio  740 ) 

Investigation  of  copyright  of  "Bootle's  Baby". 


Conference  with  Mr.  Monahan  with  respect  to  practical 
value  of  several  pending  applications  on  Miners'  Safety  lamp 

Inspecting  new  model  of  disc  phonograph  and  conferen¬ 
ces  with  Messrs.  Holden,  Constable  and  Halpin  re  same. 

Preparing  report  on  new  model  disc  phonograph. 

Preparing  affidavit  to  be  signed  by  David  Hooper 
re  a  shipment  of  Bates  numbering  machines  sent  to  Samuel 
Insull,  Sr.,  in  London. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find  patents 
which  may  affect  our  business. 

Consideration  of  British  patents  cited  in  answer 
of  Victor  Company  in  suit  on  Edison  governor  patent  Ho. 604, 740 

Investigation  to  determine  classes  to  be  searched 
in  making  an  infringement  search  on  invention  of  Mr-.  Schiffl. 

Investigation  of  securing  licenses  for  engineers  and 
firemen  employed  in  power  plant  of  Edison  Phonograph  Works 
and  the  preparing  of  applications  therefor.  Conferences 
with  Messrs.  Nicolai,  Zoebel  and  Houseman  re  same. 

Consideration  of  invention  of  E.  W.  Meyer  to  ascer¬ 
tain  if  same  interdsts  us,  and  correspondence  with  respect 

Miscellaneous  matters,  including  conferences  with 
Mr.  Banahan  re  an  interference  in  which  an  application 
for  an  invention  of  Hyde  is  involved,  and  an  application 
to  be  taken  up  with  the  Examiner  in  Washington,  and  con¬ 
ferences  with  Messrs.  Erost  and  Weaver. 

One  United  States  Patent  application  filed. 

Six  United  States  Patent  applications  amended. 



Reading  Bill  of  Complaint  in  suit  of  Greater  Hew 
York  Film  Rental  Company  vs.  General  Film  Company,  at  al. 

Conferring  with  Messrs.  Maxwell  and  Philips  as  to 
what  should  he  done  with  the  Edison  stock  of  the  Portland 
Sporting  Goods  Company,  and  correspondence  with  our  attorney 
at  Portland  concerning  same. 

Going  over  correspondence  with  reBpeot  to  the  title 
of  the  film  "Where  is  My  Wandering  Boy  tonight",  and  claim 
of  1.  E.  Walter  of  copyright  infringement. 

Going  over  Bulletin  1273  of  Primary  Battery  De¬ 
partment,  and  letter  to  Mr.  laughren  in  regard  thereto. 

Goitfg  over  the  royalty  agreement  of  Giavonni 
Polese  and  letter  to  Mr.  Eckert  concerning  same. 

Going  over  royalty  agreement  with  Kathleen 
Parlow  and  letter  to  Mr.  Walter  Miller  concerning  same. 

Conferring  with  Mr.  Robert  Bachmann  concerning 
proposed  settlement  of  workman's  compensation  claim  -  Pass 
vs.  Edison  Storage  Battery  Company,  and  letter  to  McCarter 
&  English  concerning  same. 

Memorandum  to  Mr.  Hudson  re  recording  licenses 
under  Schoenmehl  patents  and  applications.  letter  to 
Chamberlain  &  Newman  re  Schoenmehl  application. 

Thomas  A.  Edison,  Ino.  vs.  Me  Dannel  &  Staton, 
letters  to  attorney  and  United  States  Fidelity  &  Guaranty 

Conferences  with  Mr.  Holden  re  settlement  of  claim 
of  Ponotipia  limited  and  preparation  of  release  from  George 
Maxwell  and  Fonotipia  limited. 

Form  of  consignment  receipt  for  Edison  Storage 
Battery  Supply  Company  finally  revised  and  copieB  sent  to 
Mr.  Philips. 

letters  to  Marks  &  Clerk  and  Mr.  Scull  re 
cancellation  of  standing  order  for  current  copies  of 
patents  relating  to  motion  piotures  and  motion  picture 

Memorandum  to  Mr.  Edison  and  conferenotre 
amendment  in  Polio  812. 

Revision  of  form  of  guaranty  of  account  for  Mr. 
Philips.  Revised  copies  sent  to  Mr.  Philips. 

1 . 

Memorandum  to  Mr.  1.  W.  Mo  Chesney  re  contracts 
of  Holt  Manufacturing  Company  et  al. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Hoiaen  and  memorandum  to 
Mr.  Edison  re  Dobyns  and  Elderkin  rectifier. 

looking  into  question  of  cancellation  of  Castelli 
agreement  relating  to  sale  of  dictating  machines  in  Italy. 
Conference  with  and  advice  to  Mr.  Stevens. 

looking  into  question  of  re-registration  of 
certain  Australian  trade  marks.  Memorandum  to  Mr. 

Stevens.  Conference  with  Messrs.  Holden  and  Stevens, 
letter  to  Mr.  Wyper. 

Draft  of  proposed  license  under  certain  Edison 
patents  sent  with  memorandum  to  Mr.  Edison  for  execution. 

Conference  with  Mr.  Thompson  re  proposed  Seaboard 
Air  line  Railway  contract. 

Investigation  as  to  who  is  statutory  agent  of 
Edison  Manufacturing  Company  for  the  State  of  Hew  York. 

Completion  of  infringement  search  on  new  Dictat¬ 
ing  Machine  Reproducer  and  conference  with  Mr.  Holden  and 
preparation  of  report  on  said  search. 

Preparation  of  brief  for  Pierman  on  appeal  to 
the  Commissioner  in  Interference  Ho.  36,213  -  Chisholm 
vs.  Pierman,  including  trips  to  Hew  York  and  Hewark 
to  look  up  law;  and  preparation  of  stipulation 
extending  time  for  filing  briefs  in  said  interferences. 

Consideration  of  references  with  respect  to 
infringement  search  on  the  use  of  paraffine  corks  as 
cushioning  members  in  packing  crates  for  phonograph 

Consideration  of  several  applications  which 
were  destroyed  in  the  fire  to  determine  which  should  be 
dropped  and  what  copies  should  be  ordered.  Conferences 
with  Messrs.  Holden,  Bachman,  Monahan,  Sill,  Gall  and 
Hutchison  with  respect  thereto  and  correspondence  re 

Preparing  Hew  Jersey  State  license  applications 
for  engineers  and  firemen  of  Phonograph  Works  power 

Consideration  of  British  patents  cited  in  answer 
of  Victor  Company  in  suit  on  Edison  governor  patent,  and 
conference  with  Mr.  Holden  re  same. 

looking  up  date  of  conception  of  invention  de¬ 
scribed  in  Polio  959. 

Weekly  examination  of  Official  Gazette  to  find 
patents  which  may  affect  our  business. 

Making  infringement  search  in  Washington  on 
proposed  new  standard  construction  for  disc  phonographs. 

Pour  United  States  patent  applications  amended. 

Going  over  proposed  release  from  Ponotipia 
limited  and  George  Maxwell  to  Columbia  Graphophone  Com¬ 
pany  and  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporated. 

Conferring  with  Messrs.  Wilson  aa d  Berggren 
concerning  our  liability  in  connection  with  the  death 
of  William  Troeber  during  the  fire,  and  memorandum 
to  Mr.  Berggren  concerning  final  disposition  of  this 
matter.  _ - 

Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Legal  -  Litigation  (E-14-55) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  concerning 
legal  cases  involving  Edison  or  companies  in  which  he  had  an  interest.  The 
selected  documents  pertain  to  Edison's  deposition  in  DeBower-Chapline  Co. 
v  H  .L.  Hayward,  a  case  relating  to  the  unauthorized  use  of  the  inventor's 

Approximately  30  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  selected.  The 
unselected  material  includes  documents  pertaining  to  an  additional  name-use 
case  and  to  Victor  Talking  Machine  Co.  v.  Lawrence  H.  Lucker,  as  Minnesota 
Phonograph  Co. 

Mr.  Thomas  A. Edison,  | 

Orange,  N.J.  ! 

Dear  Sir:  | 

On  September  19  and  on  jpctober  15,  1913,  I 
wrote  you  in  regard  to  the  taking! of  your  deposition 
as  to  the  authorization  of  the  us4  of  your  name  in 
connection  with  a  publication  called  "Business  Admin¬ 
istration"  and  published  by  DeBower-Chapline  Co.  of 
Chicago.  In  reply  you  expressed  your  willingness  to 
give  your  deposition.  I  have,  since  vnriting  you,  been 
trying  to  agree  with  the  attorneys  Representing  the  other 
side  of  the  case,  as  to  a  time  for  the  taking  of  this 
testimony.  The  case  will  come  up  for  trial  not  later 
than  February  16th,  and  the  depositi mswill  have  to  be 
filed  in  court  prior  to  thaj^-dhte. 

7?ould  it  be 
taken  during  the  ^First 
to  arrange  the  following  itinerary: 

lave  your  deposition'X 

I  am  trying 

Sa\urday,  Jan.  31,  in 
Tuesday,  Feb.  3,  * 

Wedrissday.feb.  4,  " 

Thursday,  Feb.  5,)  » 

\and  _  2 

Friday,  Feb.  6,) 

Saturday,  Feb.  7,  n 

y  Under  our  practice  it  is  necessary  to  give  the 
opposin'*  attorneys  twenty  (30)  days'  notice  of  the  tine 
of  day  and  place  of  taking  your  deposition.  I  am  putting 
these  dates  far  enough  ahead  so  that  I  can  give  the  re¬ 
quired  notice  after  receiving  your  reply  to  this  letter. 

In  case  you  are  not  free  for  Thursday  or  Friday,  February 
5th  or  6th,  as  indicated  above,  perhaps  the  early  part  of 
the  following  week  would  be  more  convenient.  Will  you 
kindly  state  the  place,  the  day  as  well  as  the  time  of  day 
when  you  can  be  seen.  In  case  something  intervenes,  because 
of  which  you  wish  the  time  postponed,  I  shall  trust  to  the 
fairness  of  the  opposing  attorneys  to  agree  upon  a  later 
time.  I  hope,  however,  this  may  not  be  necessary. 

If  you  have  in  your  office  or  elsewhere,  a 
notary  public  before  whom  you  would  like  to  give  your 
deposition,  will  you  kindly  give  me  the  name  and  I  shall 



-  Hon. James  R. Garfield; 

-  President  Emeritus  Eliot; 

»ew  Haven  - 

Orange^nft. J.  (and  Hr.  Thos.A.Edison, 
Washington. D.C.  Hon.  Elihu  Root. 

be  <$Lad  to  use  him. 

\  As  I  have  stated  in  previous  letters,  I  regret 
troubling  you  in  this  natter;  but  in  order  to  do  justice 
in  tie  case,  it  seems  necessary  to  establish  facts  which 
lie  solely  within  your  knowledge. 

CF/B"  \  Very  tiuly  yours. 


D  1 

I  a  witness  oalled  on  behalf  of  the  defendant,  being  first 
duly  sworn  by  me  previous  to  the  commencement  of  his  exam¬ 
ination  to  testify  the  truth,  testified  ana  deposed  as 
|  follows :- 



What  is  your  name? 

A  Thomas  A.  Edison. 

2  Where  do  you  live? 

A  West  Orange,  Hew  Jersey. 

3  What  is  your  business  of  profession? 

A  Inventor. 

4  Have  you  ever  had  any  business  relations  with  DeBower- 
Ohapline  Company,  the  plaintiff  in  this  oase? 

A  I  have  no  rooolleotion  of  such  a  company  flf  or  of  any 
business  relations  with  them. 

5  Did  you  ever  give  permission  to  DeBower-c|iapline  Compan 
to  use  your  name  in  a  register  or  roster  of  LaSalle  Exten¬ 
sion  University  as  having  prepared  text  matter  or  in  "Busi^ 
Organization  Manufacturing  and  Construction"? 

Objeoted  to  by  Mr.  Roberts  as  incompetent, 
irrelevant  and  immaterial. 

A  I  have  no  rooolleotion  of  having  given  permission  to 
that  oompany. 

6  Have  you  ever  hoard  of  LaSalle  Extension  University 
before  fihis  controversy  was  oalled  to  your  attention? 

Objected  to  by  Mr.  Roberts  as  incompetent, 
irrelevant  and  immaterial# 

A  I  do  not  remember  having  heard  of  it. 

7  Did  you  ever  prepare  any  artifles  or  text  matter  for  use 
as  courses  of  instruction  in  connection  with  LaSalle  Extenj- 

Lion  University?  (San®  objection) 

A  X  have  no  reoolleotion  of  having  done  so. 

8  i  have  here  a  book  on  the  back  entitled  -Business 
Administration  Volume  VII",  marked  on  the  inside  of  the 
front  cover  "Defendant's  Exhibit  7  for  Identification  E.B.". 

On  the  title  page  appears  "Business  Administration.  Text 
prepared  by  400  of  the  Foremost  Educators,  Business  and 
Professional  Men  in  America.  Adopted  for  use  in  the  course 
in  Business  Administration  by  the  LaSalle  Extension  Uni- 
vorsity".  At  the  bottom  of  the  title  page  appears  "DeBov/erj- 
Ohapline  Company".  On  page  194  there  begins  an  article 
entitled  "The  Beginnings  of  the  Indandesoent  Lamp  by 
Thomas  A.  Edison".  Did  you  write  the  article  beginning  on 
I  page  194? 

L  I  do  not  recollect  that  I  wrote  that  article.  Possibly 
Mr.  Martin  of  the  Eleotrioal  World  may  have  written  it,  but 
1  to* what  publication  it  was  intended  I  oannot  reoolleot. 

9  Did  you  ever  give  permission  to  DeBower-Ohapline  Company 
| to  publish  the  artiolo  beginning  on  page. 194  of  the  volume 

j marked  "Defendant's  Exhibit  7  for  Identification  S.  B."? 

A  I  have  no  reoolleotion  of  having  done  bo. 

10  On  page  &  457  of  the  same  volume  appear  two  questions 
funder  the  name  "Edison".  Did  you  prepare  those  questions? 

A  Ho. 

Ill  Were  they  prepared  under  your  supervision?  j 

|3y  Mr .  Dale : 

I  offer  the  book  marked  "Defonant's  Exhibit  7 
for  Identification  V.  B."  in  evidence  as  "Defendant  £ 
Exhibit  7." 

Objection  by  Mr.  Roberts,  as  there  being 
ho  proper  foundation  laid  for  its  introduction  in 


XQ-X  Do  you  write  many  articles  for  magazines  or  boots?  , 
A  Very  few.  . 

XQ-8  Can  you  remember  any  of  the  artioles  by  title  whioh 

vou  hove  written  personally? 


A  X  oan  only  remember/in  the  last  thirty  years. 

XQ-3  Do  you  mean  that  you  have  written  but  two  or  remembo:: 
but  two  in  that  perioa  of  time? 

A  That  is  all  that  I  oan  remember. 

XQ-4  Then  it  is  possible  that  this  artiole  might  have  been 
written  by  you. 

A  Ho,  I  don’t  think  it  was. 

XQ-5  Have  you  read  the  artiole  fully? 

A  I  have  glanoea  over  it. 

j  XQ-6  Andndo  you  find  nothing  therein  that  would  indioate 

I  to  you  that  you  did  write  the  artiole? 

A  Ho  I  don’t  find  anything  there  that  would  indioate  that 
I  wrote  it. 

XQ-7  Does  Mr.  Martin  of  the  Eleotrioal  World  write  many 
|  artioles  in  your  name? 

A  Some  times  he  writes  artioles  and  I  give  him  permission 
to  sign  my  name  to  them. 

XQ-8  From  your  observation  of  this  artiole  would  you  say 
j  that  Mr.  Martin  wrote  this  artiole? 

IObjeoted  to  as  inoompetent ,  immaterial  and 

A  X  oan’t  say.  This  artiole  seems  to  be  a  "hash  "  made 
up  of  thousands  of  artioleB  vdiioh  have  been  published  in 
newspapers . 

XQ-9  Do  the  MoGraw  Publishing  Company  oopyright  any  of 
your  artioles? 

X  Objeoted  to  as  inoompetent,  immaterial 

and  irrelevant. 

A  I  don't  know. 

IJCQ-IO  Does  the  Bleotrioal  World  oopyright  your  ortiolos 
or  those  in  your  name? 

Some  objection. 

I  don't  know. 

IXQ-11  Doe 8  Mr.  Martin  oopyright  those  artioles  which  are 

signed  hy  you  and  written  by  him? 

Same  objection. 

l  I  don't  know. 

CQ-12  Have  you  over  received  any  correspondence  from  the 
JpeBower-Ohapline  Company  or  its  agentB? 

X  can't  reoolleot  any. 

ISO-13  Is  the  correspondence  directed  to  you  personally 
received  by  you  personally? 


15-14  Would  a  letter  direoted  to  you  on  or  about  the  first  | 

e  the  year  1909  have  reaohed  you  personally  if  delivered 

I  think  it  would. 


5-16  Do  you  keep  on  file  the  letters  dlTgafrad  to  you 

X  think  we  keep  them  for  two  or  three  years. 

15CQ-16  Would  it  exoeed  three  years? 

1  I  oan't  say. 

KQ-17  Has  a  searoh  beenn.made  of  the  files  by  you  or  your 
employees  for  lexers  relative  to  this  oontrovensy? 

Nobody  has  asked  me  to  make  a  search. 

Mr.  Dale.  j  moye  that  the  answer  be  stricken  out  ai 

not  responsive 

|q_18  Do  you  know  whether  a  searoh  has  been  made  or  not? 
o,  I  don't  know. 

oopy  of  a 

XQ-19  I  road  you  a/letter  addressed  to  you  personally, 
the  original  of  whioh  was  addressed  to  you  on  February  17, 
1909  by  William  M.  Handy,  an  editor  of  oertain  text  books, 
and  adk  you  if  you  reoeived  some:- 

"Fobruary  17,  1909 

Bear  Sir:- 

At  the  request  of  the  Hon.  Adlai  E.  Stevenson, 

X  enclose  proof  of  an  article  by  you,  whioh  we  propose  to 
use  as  as  a  part  of  a  twelve-volume  work  on  "Business 
Administration"  that  is  to  form  a  part  of  the  LaSalle 
Extension-University’ s  ooutbo  in  Business  Administration. 

In  this  partioular  work.  Senator  Hobert  11.  LaFollette,  Mr. 
CharleB  Higgins,  formerly  editor  of  the  Amarioan  edition  of 
the  Enoyolopedia  Britsnnioa,  and  myself,  as  editors,  have 
assembled  vfcat  we  believe  to  be  the  best  possible  oolleo- 
tion  of  addresses  and  artioles  on  the  subjects  treated,  and 
it  has  met  with  the  highest  approval  of  those  we  have  con¬ 
sulted  in  its  compilation  beoause  of  its  representative 

The  LaSalle  Extension  University  has  been  founded 
recently  by  Mr.  Stevenson,  formerly  Vio e-President  of  the 
United  States,  to  give  a  three-years'  oourse  of  instruction, 
advioe,  and  counsel,  by  systematic  query,  text,  and  corres¬ 
pondence  in  Business  Administration. 

We  are  sure  that  you  will  be  in  hearty  sympathy 
with  the  great  work  whioh  has  been  undertaken  to  bring  abour 

I  a  better  understanding  of  the  industrial  and  other  resouroen 
of  the  United  States  and  the  inouloation  of  the  highest  bus  ¬ 
iness  ideals. 

Your b  truly,’ 

A  I  havo  no  reoollootion  of  this  lottor. 

XQ-gO  Would  that  lottor,  if  roooi vofi  horo,  have  boon  ao- 
livoroa  to  you  personally? 

A  You. 

X,  SRBDBRICX  BACHMAN,  of  tho  County  of  Kssox  and 
Stato  of  Now  Jorooy,  a  ootamisuionor  duly  appointed  to  telco 
the  deposition  of  tho  said  Thomas  A.  Edison,  a  witness 
whoso  nemo  in  subscribed  to  tho  foregoing  deposition,  do 
hereby  oortify  that,  previous  to  tho  commencement  of  tho 
examination  of  tho  said  Thomas  A.  Edison  ao  a  witness  in 
tho  suit  between  tho  sold  DeBowor -Chaplina  Co.  plaintiff, 
and  the  sold  H.  T>.  Hayward  defendant,  ho  was  duly  sworn  by 
me  as  auoh  commisBionor  to  testify  tho  truth  in  relation 
to  the  matters  in  controversy  between  tho  said  DoBower- 
Chapline  Co.  plaintiff,  and  tho  euid  K.  L.  Hayward  defend¬ 
ant,  so  far  as  he  should  be  interrogated  a  oncoming  tho  aarnoj 
that  the  said  deposition  was  token  at  tho  Edison  Oi’fioo 
Building,  X^akesido  Avenuo  near  Valley  Hoad ,  in  tho  Town  of 
'Vost  Orange,  County  of  Essex  and  State  of  Nov;  Jersey, (the 
t siting  of  tho  said  doposition  having  boon  adjourned  by  me 
J  to  tho  naid  Edison  Office  Building  from  tho  Edison  Labora¬ 
tory  as  designated  in  tho  notice  heretofore  served  on  the 
attorneys  of  the  defendant  on  Jan.  16,  1914,  tho  attorneys 
present  consenting  thereto)  on  the  6th  day  of  February,  A.D. 
1914;  end  that  pursuant  to  agreement  and  otipulation  enter¬ 
ed  into  by  tho  attorneys  representing  tho  part ion  in  tho 
aforesaid  oauao,  w'nioh  agreement  and  stipulation  was  ex¬ 
hibited  to  mo,  tho  questions  to  and  answers  of  tho  said 
witness  wore  taken  down  upon  tho  typewriter,  and  tho  final 
oath  of  tho  witness  to  the  deposition  after  tho  questions 

I  hod  boon  propounded  and  the  answers  given  end  tho  deposition 
transcribed,  was  oxproouly  waived  by  tho  said  attorneys. 


^Sjucaf/  u/  j  j^tA^****^ 

^  20.  »». 

I  _ _ •farsv^Sk 

Dear  Sir:-  4«»  — l£*~*-* 

You  will  probably  rec'&l  the  taking/ your  deposition  t 
last  February  in  the  case- of  deBower-Chapline  Co.  vs  H.  L.  Hay¬ 
ward.  in  this  deposition  you  state:  "I  do  not  recollect  that  I 
wrote  that  article,"  (referring  to  an  article  in  Business  Adminis¬ 
tration  entitled  "The  Beginnings  of  the  Incandescent  light,"  by 
Thomas  A.  Edison)  "Possibly  Mr.  Martin  of  the  Electrical  World 
may  have  written  it,  but  for  what  publication  it  was  intended 
I  cannot  recollect." 

1  wrote  Ur.  Martin  and  enclose  a  copy  of  my  letter 
and  his  reply.  I  have  not  yet  ascertained  whether  this  article 
does  appear  in  the  life  of  Edison,  by  Martin. 

In  your  deposition  you  were  asked  this  question: 

"Has  a  search  been  made  of  the  files  by  you  or  your  employees  for 
letters  relative  to  this  controversy?"  This  question  you  answered, 
"Nobody  has  asked  me  to.make  a  search."  Then  you  were  asked: 

"Do  you  know  whether  a  -search  has  been  made  or  not?"  and  you 
answered:  "No,  I  do  not." 

This  article  by  you,  was  taken  from  the  Electrical 
World  of  March  5.  1904,  now  gearing ^Vo^lume  43,  No.  10  by 
Ur.  V/.  M.  Handy,  who  collected^  articles  which  were  published 
under  the  name  of  "The  Making  of  America,"  and  afterwards  this 
work  of  ten  volumes  with  too  additional  volumes  was  published 
as  "Business  Administration." 

Mr.  Handy  adviced  th.  d.Bo»er.Chapline  Co.  that 
Beoured  year  =on..nt  to  th,  original  nee. of  thi,  arti.l.  In 
■  The  Mai  ins  of  Marina-  and  ^hon  arrangement.  were  ..da 

„lth  deBower-Chapline^Co /.^to  n.a  1.  inBu.inoa.  hd»ini.trution, 

„a  wrote  yon  .1  th,  intention  to  .0  nee  it,  a„oIo.i»S  .  copy  of 
th,  proof  with  a  request  that  you  eorr.dt  it  and  return  it  to 
hi,,  that  if  yon  haJ^Ueotion  to  your  -tide  being  =0  need, 
you  advio,  hi,.  I  hare  been  endeavoring,  for  a  oon.rderable  time, 

to  find  th.  original  correspondence,  but  a.  no.  informed  that  it 
lias  been  destroyed. 

Hay  I  M  yon  to  hare  a  eearoh  -ad.  -»« 
to  ...  if  the  correspondence  can  be  therefoundt  hill  you  kindly 
.end  to  me  whatever  you  do  fin®  X  «U1  return  it  to  you.  - 

The  case  i.  «t  for  trial  th.  25th  in.t.,  and  I  ."did 
be  pleased  to  receive  the  correspondence  by  that  time. 

Respectfully  yours, 

'  ’ Tliotias  A.  Edison,  Esq., 

Orange,  Hew  Jersey. 



v  y  ) 

April  13,  1914. 

Dear  Sir: 

In  the  Electrical  World,  Volume  43,  Wo.  10,  March 
5,  1904,  appears  an  article  entitled  "The  Beginnings  of  the 
Incandescent  Light,  hy  Thomas  A.  Edison." 

I  understand  that  you  wrote  this  article  and  signed 
Mr.  Edison's  name  to  it  with  his  permission.  Am  I  correct 
in  this? 

The  question  arises  in  a  suit  pending  here  entitled 
De -Bower -Champline  vs  Hayward.  I  will  try  to  use  the  letter 
you  write  me  with  the  consent, of  the  apposite  attorney.  If 
he  should  refuse  to  consent,  will  you  come  to  Chicago  upon 
request  hy  telegraph,  provided  you  are  paid  for  your  time 
and  expenses?  V/hat  would  be  proper  compensation  for  your 
time?  We  would,  of  course,  arrange  to  detain  you  here  for  not 
more  than  a  day  or  two. 

Kindly  answer  by  telegram. 

Yours  truly, 


Mr.  M.  Martin, 

Editor  Electrical  World, 
llew  York  City. 


(  C 

p  y  ) 

Hew  York,  April  16,  19i4. 

W.  E.  PoBter,  Esq., 

Poster, Paine, Reynolds  and  Bass, 
Port  Dearborn  Building, 
Chicago,  Illinois 

Dear  Sir: 

On  my  return  to  town  I  have  your  favor  of  April  13th 
with  regard  to  an  article  in  the  Electrical  World  signed  by  Mr. 
Edison.  It  is  ten  years  since  the  article  was  written,  but  if 
it  has  Mr.  Edison's  name  to  it,  you  can  rest  assured  that  not 
one  word  in  it  appeared  without  his  permission,  in  fact  it 
would  embody  his  own  dictation  on  the  subject.  I  would  say 
however,  that  since  that  time,  my  "Life  of  Edison"  published 
by  Harpers  haB  been  issued  in  two  volumes  in  1910.  This  book 
not  only  carries  with  it  the  name  of  Mr.  Edison's  patent  attor¬ 
ney  and  counsel,  Mr.  Prank  L.  Dyer,  but  has  Mr.  Edison's  own 
imprimatur  or  authorization.  It  covers  the  history  of  the 
incandescent  lamp  more  exhaustively  and  conclusively  than  it 
can  possibly  be  found  anywhere  else ,  and  I  would  venture  to 
suggest  that  a  copy  of  that  book  introduced  in  evidence  would 
be  exactly  what  you  want.  It  would  be  extremely  inconvenient 
if  not  impossible,  for  me  to  leave  Hew  York  at  this  time  as  I 
am  now  in  the  thick  of  oreparations  for  our  annual  Convention 
the  first  week  of  June  in  Philadelphia.  The  work  involved  in 
such  a  Convention  of  five  or  six  thousand  people  is  quite  seri¬ 
ous  ad  you  can  readily  understand. 



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Dear  Sir:- 

V/e  have  settled  the  case  of  deBower-Chapline  Co. 
vs  H.  L.  Hayward  and  will,  therefore,  not  require  the 
correspondence  about  which  we  wrote  you. 

Thanking  you  for  your  courtesy 

Respectfully  your?, 

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Willson  bears  Edison's  marginal  recollections  about  the  Kline  famHyofMdan. 
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Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Miner's  Safety  Lamp  (E-14-58) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence,  interoffice  communications,  and 
other  documents  concerning  the  technical  and  commercial  development  of 
Edison's  battery-powered  safety  lamp  and  its  attachment  to  headgear  for  a 
portable,  hands-free  light  source.  The  documents  for  1914  relate  primarily  to 
plans  to  patent  and  market  the  lamp.  An  undated  communication  by  chief 
engineer  Miller  Reese  Hutchison  complains  about  the  delay  in  filing  a  patent 
application,  while  a  subsequent  communication  concludes  that  the  delay  had 
proven  to  be  "a  blessing  in  disguise."  An  undated  memorandum  by  Edison 
contains  comments  on  patents  previously  issued  for  safety  lamps. 

Approximately  30  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  selected.  The 
material  not  selected  consists  of  routine  reports,  printed  matter,  and 
unsolicited  correspondence,  as  well  as  duplicate  and  variant  versions  of 
selected  items. 

Mr.  Hutchison: 

January  9th,  19X4. 

Regarding  your  memorandum  of  December  30th  oalling 
attention  to  paragraph  in  Mr.  Monnot'a  letter  in  which  he 
atatea  he  was  glad  to  hear  the  Miners  Lamp  was  soon  ready 
for  the  market  and  also  atatea  he  would  have  no  use  for  the 
lamp,  hut  would  like  to  purchase  batteries. 

In  this  connection  I  have  given  you  price  on  these 
pells,  and  we  would  be  very  glad  to  furnish  Mr.  Monnot  with 
any  number  of  them  for  Miners  lamp  use  for  any  lamp  that  he 
might  want  to  use  suitable  for  the  battery.  We  are  manufac¬ 
turing  100  cells  per  day  and  are  ready  to  furnish  them  in 
any  quantity  Mr.  Monnot  may  need.  The  first  10,000  Miners 
Lamps  will  be  assembled  this  month,  on  which  we  have  set  no 
price  as  yet  in  as  much  as  there  has  been  some  delay  due 
to  the  safety  device.  I  will  be  able  to  give  you  complete 
cost  with  batteries  some  time  this  month. 

1  had  a  request  from  Mr.  Edison  to  get  out  cost  on 
the  large  cell  as  soon  as  possible.  I  am  making  every  effort 
to  rush  this  so  as  to  give  Mr.  Edison  the  cost  of  the  manu¬ 
facturing,  but  you  must  appreciate  it  will  ba^neoessary  to 
complete  drawings  in  as  much  as  the  cell  1b ‘SCarassembled 
and  we  oannot  see  what  the  interior  ltoks  like.  The  rough 
drawings  are  now  completed  and  we  have  two  draftsmen  working 
on  details,  and  I  hope  to  he  able  to  send  drawings  to  the 
Rubber  Works  not  later  than  this  coming  Tuesday  or  Wednesday 
to  get  estimates  on  rubber  parts,  and  it  may  also  be  advisable 
to  have  the  oan  made  up  outside  in  as  much  as  we  have  no 
machinery  here  large  enough  to  form  them.  If  we  find  we  are 
unable  to  do  this  it  will  also  be  necessary  to  get  these 
estimates  outside. 

In  as  muoh  as  we  had  underestimated  the  manufacturing 
oost  of  the  1/8"  tuba  cell  I  would  prefer  to  have  a  little  time 
to  get  estimates  on  the  3/6  "  tube -cell  so  that  we  will  not 
underestimate  the  same  as  wo  had  on  the  1/8”. 

CC  to  Mr.  Edison 


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SUBJECT  MinerB  lamps 

date  January  ^$,1$ 

X^a  ^  j 

We  are  jk>/ in  position  to  market  the  Miners  lamps.  We  have 
4,500  oell^/in  Btook  at  the  present  time  and  will  have  600  lamps  ^ 
ready  fo/the  market  this  coming  week,  after  whioh  we  will  he  in 
position  to  manufacture  500  per  week  and  increase  this  number 
each  week. 

We  have  in  the  neighborhood  of  26,000  parts  in  Btook  at 
the  present  time.  The  number  manufactured  will  depend  entirely 
on  the  number  of  lenses  we  will  be  able  to  receive  from  the 
manufacturer.  This  seems  to  be  the  only  hold-up  we  have  now. 

We  have  780  lamps  in  stock,  900  in  the  next  steamer  and  the 
balance  probably  within  16  days.  I  plaoed  an  ordsr  today  for 
6,000  moTByJlt  will  be  necessary  to  order  these  from  abroad  in 
much  as  the  General  Electric  Co.  have  no  lamps  at  the  pro¬ 
mt  time  to  suit  our  conditions.  As  soon  as  they  will  develop 
lamp  suitable  for  our  lamp  here  we  will  purchase  from  the 
meral  Electric  Company. 

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lamp  about  Z$00  grams,  lamp  is  fitted  with  S  tungsten  lamps,  each 
taking. 7  amperes  at  2.5  volts.  One  lamp  is  burning  and  the  second 
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outside  glass  is  broken.  Furthermore,  a  reflector  is  wanted  accord¬ 
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-  Pells  for  ignition 

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with  the  first  cells,  are  provided  with  springs,  that  are  too  strong. 
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Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Mining  -  General  (E-14-59)  [not  selected] 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to 
mines  and  minerals  to  be  bought,  sold,  surveyed,  worked,  or  tested.  None  of 
the  documents  received  a  substantive  reply  from  Edison. 

Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Mining  -  Metals  and  Other  Minerals  (E-14-60) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to 
the  procurem^vl C sale,  and  testing  of  minerals.  Included  are  inquiries  by 
Edison  to  various  mineral  suppliers,  along  with  letters  requesting  information 
from  Edison  and  inquiring  about  ores  that  he  might  suPp'^^ 

Amonq  the  items  for  1914  are  letters  concerning  an  expenmental  plant  for 
Morris  &  Co.  in  Chicago  and  geology  surveys  in  Tennessee.  The 
correspondents  include  Charles  Baskerville,  professor  of  chemistry  at  the 
College  of  the  City  of  New  York. 

Less  than  5  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  selected.  The  matena^ 
not  selected  consists  primarily  of  unsolicited  correspondence  and  other  letters 
that  received  a  perfunctory  reply  or  no  reply  from  Edison. 


Hoiw  Thomas  av 

Orange,  N. 

TENNESSEE  Feb.  6,  1914. 

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mitted  to  him.  See  note  on  reverse  of  enclosufrfe.  \ 

(E-&* sd4  * 

The  Oxide  of  Cobalt  is  probably  here  in  pajying  qupnt i tie^  . . 

9f  £.C*~ «.  ~\A^& 

and  perhaps  other  mineral  deBired  by  you;  which  has-been  overlb'okegl, 

V^.  K^X*W*V  C4  J\  CvX  CsV-%,  U4 

investigation  for  mineral  being  confined  to  Hast  and  Middle  Tennessee. 


l- about  same  as 

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Elevation  here  is  35  feet  higher  than  Nashville,  i 

Hl.l».  County.  G 

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If  you  are  interested  in  the  Cobalt,  of  which  I  send  you  by 
registered  mail  a  sample,  would  be  glad  to  makejfujsbfcfsr  investigation. 
Very  truly  you^s 



Trenton,..  M. . J....,, . 19.1.4.. 

Hr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

East  Orange,  II.  J* 

Dear  Sir: 

I  am  returning  you  hy  express, charges  prepaid, 
topographical  atlas  sheets  of  Hew  Jersey  Hoe.  23  and  24  which 
you  kindly  loaned  this  department  several  years  ago  for  use 
1B  preparing  report  on  the  Iron  Ores  of  the  State.  These 
„p»  .  part  or  «.« 

were  returned  you  some  years  ago. 

Thanking  you  for  your  kindness,  I  am, 

|  G-G  l&'C—* 

We  have  made  a  o ontrac  V"wYth  Morri^  fc  Co.  of  ,  i  , ^ 
Chicago  to  install  a  one-ton-a-day  plant  for  the  hydro- ■+  •hr*-'*-*'? 
genating  of  cotton  seed  oil  under  the  processes  patented  a* 

by  Dr.  Hagemann  and  myself,  wherein  we  use  the  Edison 
oatalyser.  This  is  to  be  done  at  the  expense  of  Morris  i'SeS* 

g.  co.,  and  we  are  to  receive  no  compensation  therefor 
the  way  of  royalties  pending  an  option  of  Morris  &  Co.  ^Jt 
to  give  an  order  at  the  expiration  of  sixty  days  for  a 
plant  that  will  hydrogenate  5000  tons  per  year,  or  17  tons 
per  day.  we  are  working  very  hard  on  this  initial  one ^ 

plant  that  will  hydrogenate  5000  tons  per  year,  or  17  tons  ,7s?  | 

per  day.  We  are  working  very  hard  on  this  initial  one  ^  { 

ton  a  day  unit  and  hope  to  have  it  deliveredjjnijlkinago--';  «f 

November  first^g-- 

prom  very  intensive  and  elaborate  exper imeM'alfwork  S 

carried  out  since  I  saw  you  last  in  our  efforts  to  solve  j*  ^ 

certain  of  the  technical  difficulties  encountered  in  des- 
igning  a  plant  for  commercial  purposes,  we  have  had  most  ^ 

gratifying  success  and  at  present  are  quite  confident  that  i  i  •tP 

we  shall  be  able  to  malce  good. 

I  am  sending  you  this  report  of  the  general  condition 
of  affairs  for  two  reasons,  first,  we  shall  want  within  10  \  '  s 

days,  100  pounds  of  the  Edison  flake  which  will  go  into  thiSVJ 
initial  one  ton  plant,  and  second,  just  as  soon  as  we  get  « Tc* 

these  practical  matters  out  of  our  way,  we  purpose  organiz-  C 
ing  a  company  to  handle  all  of  these  matters  and  shall,  as  ^  ^ 

per  the  agreement  reached  by  you  and  myself,  assign  you  the  \v, 
agreed  upon  interest  therein. 

There  are  a  number  of  other  packers  and  oil  refiners 
with  whom  we  are  carrying  on  some  negotiations,  but  in  near- 
ly  ©very  instance  we  are  endeavoring  to  delay  doing  anything 
definite  with  them  until  we  have  the  results  of  the  two  months 
try-out  of  the  one  ton  a  day  unit.  If  that  is  successful,  wo 
anticipate  having  all  we  can  do  in  installing  plants,  natur¬ 
ally  we  have  made  some  concessions  to  Morris  &  Co.,  because 
of  their  willingness  to  build  the  initial  plant  at  their  own 
expense  but  we  have  arranged  to  keep  the  financial  agreement 
with  them  confidential.  This  of  course  I  shall  give  you  any 
time  you  desire  the  information.  Subsequent  licensees  will 
have  to  pay  much  more  than  Morris  &  Co.  you  may  be  sure. 


■  Kindly  let  me  know  how  soon  we  can  have  the  flake 
which  of  course,  is  to  be  paid  for  from  the  money  already 
in  hands  received  from  Morris  as  Co. 

Our  experimental  work  has  shown  the  absolute  necess¬ 
ity  for  keeping  certain  other  metals  out  of  contact  with 
the  oil,  hydrogen  and  niokel,  consequently  it  will  be  nec¬ 
essary  for  us  to  have  the  flake  as  free  from  copper  as  pos-. 

With  sincere  regards. 

Cordially  yours. 

If  you  desire,  I  can  probably  arrange  to  go  over 
some  afternoon  soon  and  tell  you  about  some  of  the 
troubles  we  have  had  to  overcome  and  howva  overcame 


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Zip  ffinUrgr  of  Ujr  CHtu  of  Ntm  ?oth 

Now  York,  Ilov.  2G,  1914. 

T;;r .  Y/.  F.  Meadowcroft, 

Edison  Laboratory, 

Orange ,  II .  J . 

Dear  Mr.  Meadowcroft: 

The  sample  of  flakes  has  been  received.  As  soon  as  possible  we 
shall  make  the  experiments  with  it.  The  sample  you  sent  is  of  suitable 
size  and  you  may  send  subsequent  samples  of  that  size. 

As  I  telephoned  you  this  morning,  we  are  at  presont  giving  all  of  our 
time  and  attention  to  the  construction  of  our  first  unit  plant. 

Cordially  yours, 



•jov;  York,  peoombo: 


Hr.  V  .  H.  Headowdroft, 

Edison  Laboratory, 

Orange ,  Y.-T. 

■pear  Mr.  Meadoworoft: 

I  havo  rocoived  the  last  sample  of 
specially  prepared  nickle  flake  .  ~e  shall  make  some 
experiments  with  this  in  a  few  days.  At  present  v.e 
are  extremely  busy  making  the  final  try-out  of  the  plant 
which  we  expect  to  ship  to  Chicago  to-morrow  or  next  day. 
Ye  shall,  therefore,  probably  not  he  able  to  report  any 
results  of  the  experimental  work  on  this  sample  hoxore 
the  end  of  the  week.  wowever,  its  physical  condition 
s  me  most  favorably. 

cordially  yours 


Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Mining  -  Ogden  Iron  Company  (E-14-61) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to 
the  Ogden  Iron  Co.  The  items  for  1914  pertain  to  efforts  to  locate  the 
company's  minute  book  and  other  official  records,  the  transfer  of  land  to  the 
New  Jersey  Zinc  Co.,  and  a  special  meeting  of  the  stockholders  called  by 
Edison  as  president  of  the  company 

All  of  the  documents  have  been  selected. 

New  YORK 

tiPtre  (Miriam  ^orilanb  (Cemmt  do. 


1133  Broadway 


M»roh  26th, 1914. 

Mr.  H.F.  Miller, 

Thoms  A.  Edison’s  laboratory, 

Orange,  Hew  Jersey.. ,  ...  _ ...a  *.«i •" °*r’ 

Dear  Harry 

Please  note  the  attached  letter  from  Mr.  Frederick  Baohman, 
which  explains  itself. 

In  regard  to  the  Ogden  Iron  Company,  I  have  an  indistinct 
reoolleotion  of  having  seen,  either  the  minute  hook  or  the  stock  certi¬ 
ficate  hook  in  one  of  the  safes  at  the  laboratory,  and  I  would  suggest 
that  you  look  through  the  H.J.&P.C.Work’a  safe;  al 7 
used  by  Judge  Elliott  or  the  large  safe  in  the  CeCt^iS^etf^tor  room 
and  if  you  can  locate  them,  turn  them  over  to  Mr.  Baohman  and  let  me  know 
whether  or  not  they  oan  be  found. 

Mr.  Edison  is  in  error,  as  to  my  having  personal  knowledge 
of  the  transfer  from  the  Ogden  Iron  Company,  as  that  was  made  before  I 
had  any  connection  *ith  the  Concentrating  work.  If  a  quite  claim  deed 
is  to  be  given  by  the  Ogden  Iron  Company  to  Mr.  Edison,  it  will  be  nec¬ 
essary  to  locate  the  minute  book  or  stook  book,  so  that  we  will  have  some 
definite  information  on  which  to  work.  So  f^r  as  I  know,  there  has  been 
no  meeting,  either  of  the  Directors  or  stook-holders  of  the  Ogden  Iron 
Company  since  I  have  been  connected  with  the  work. 

Yours  very  truly 


orange.  N.J.  March  24,  1914. 

Mr.  W.  S.  Mallory, 

Edison  Portland  Cement  Co. , 

St.  James  Bldg.,  #1133  Broadway, 

Hew  York  City,  K.  Y. 

Bear  Sir: 

Referring  to  yours  of  the  21st  inst.  addressed  to 
Mr.  Harry  F.  Miller  and  relating  to  a  deed  and  an  assignment 
from  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Edison  to  Hew  Jersey  and  Pennsylvania 
Concentrating  Works,  the  deed  and  assignment  in  question 
relate  to  property  in  Berks  County,  *a-  and  are,  therefore, 
of  no  assistance  in  connection  with  the  search  Being  made 
by  Mr.  Stryker.  I  have  spoken  to  Mr.  Stryker  over  the 
telephone  about  these  papers.  Mr.  Stryker  states  that  he  is 
now  going  to  put  the  whole  situation  up  to  the  attorneys 
of  the  Hew  Jersey  Zinc  Company,  and  the  next  move  must 
come  from  them. 

In  my  letter  to  you  of  the  13th  inst- ,  I  advised  you 
that  I  had  sent  to  Hr*  Edison  a  letter  from  Mr.  Cobb  of  the 
Hew  Jersey  Zinc  Company  in  regard  to  the  difficulties  being 
encountered  in  connection  with  the  title  to  the  property  in 
question.  In  reply  to  my  inquiry  whether  or  not  he  wanted 
to  grant  an  extension  of  time  for  the  examination  of  title, 

Mr.  Edison  made  the  .following  memorandum: 

"Yes,  tell  Mallory  -  also  I  own  all  the  i Bto°k  °| 
Ogden  Iron  Company.  Mallory  knows  all  about  this  -  see  him  . 


Mr*  W.  S.  Mallory  -2- 

Maroh  24,  1914. 

Unless  the  attorneys for  the  Hew  Jersey  Zinc  Company 
suggest^  some  other  course,  I  think  that  we  can  settle  this 
whole  situation  by  having  the  Ogden  Iron  Company  grant- a 
quit  claim  deed  to  Mr*  Edison  who  will  then  be  in  a  position  to 
convey  proper  title  to  the  Hew  Jersey  Zinc  Company. 

Very  truly  yours, 


West  Orange,  Hew  Jersey, 

June. .  1914. 

To  the  Stockholders  of  The  Ogden  Iron  Company: 

In  accordance  with  the  authority  vested  in  me  hy 
the  Board  of  Directors,  I,  Thomas  A.  Edison,  the  president 
of  The  Ogden  Iron  Company,  hereby  call  a  special  meeting 
of  the  stockholders  of  such  company  to  he  held  at  its 
principal  office,  Edison  laboratory,  corner  of  lakeside 
Avenue  and  Valley  Road,  '.Vest  Orange,  Hew  Jersey,  on  the 
29th  day  of  June,  1914,  at. . . 

The  nature  of  the  business  proposed  to  be  trans¬ 
acted  at  such  meeting  is  as  follows: 

(1)  The  election  of  directors  of  the  company; 

(2)  The  authorization  of  the  Board  of  Directors 
to  take  whatever  steps  may  be  necessary  to  perfect  and  con¬ 
firm  the  record  title  to  certain  real  property  now  owned 
by  Thomas  A.  Edison  and  heretofore  owned  by  The  Ogden  Iron 
Company,  and  to  this  end  to  cause  a  suitable  conveyance 

of  the  said  property  to  be  made  to  Mr.  Edison  without  any 
consideration  in  addition  to  that  which  The  Ogden  Iron 
Company  may  have  heretofore  received  for  the  said  property. 
The  property  is  located  in  the  Counties  of  Sussex  and 
Morris  in  the  State  of  Hew  Jersey,  contains  approximately 
2240  acres,  and  is  the  same  property  conveyed  to  the  said 
Thomas  A.  Edison  by  Randolph  Perkins  as  receiver  of  the 
Hew  Jersey  and  Pennsylvania  Concentrating  Works  by  deed  dated 
August  26,  1911,  and  recorded  in  book  W  10  of  Deeds  for  the 
County  of  Sussex  in  the  State  of  Hew  Jersey  at  pages  414, 

6l:0"  (3)  Such  other  business  as  may  come  before  the  I 

Dated  -  June  1914. 

president . 

Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Mining  -  Ore  Milling  -  General  (E-14-62) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to 
the  technical  and  commercial  development  of  Edison's  technologies  for  ore 
concentration.  The  selected  documents  pertain  primarily  to  Edison's 
collaboration  with  Henry  B.  Clifford,  a  mine  and  mill  operator  who  employed 
longtime  Edison  associate  James  B.  Ballantine  as  his  engineer  and 

Approximately  25  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  selected.  The 
unselected  documents  consist  primarily  of  letters  of  transmittal  and  unsolicited 
inquiries  that  received  no  substantive  reply  from  Edison. 

j^tlftct  |JIitnte  “IKeitocttcm  Olmttpany 


W.Meadoworoft,  Esq., 
Edison  Laboratory , 
Orange,  N.J. 

Hear  Mr.  Meadowcroft, 

It  is  now  some  time  since  I  wrote  you;  but  I  am  pleased  to  say  that 
things  have  been  going  all  right  with  me. 

We  have  had  to  contend  with  the  biggest  snowfall  on  redord  for  Colorado; 
and  have  been  twice  cut  off  from  the  outside  world,  having  neither 
trains  nor  mail  for  nearly  a  week  each  time.  This  has  retarded  work 
considerably , but  I  hope  to  have  the  mill  pretty  nearly  ready  for 
running  empty  by  the  first  of  February.  I  have  already  had  some  parts 
running,  among  others,  one  of  the  sets  of  re-constructed  roll*.  These 
rolls  were  originally  built  by  the  Allis-Chalmers  Co. ;  the  rolls  being 
16"  x  36"  .  I  have  had  to  make  three,  new'  shafts,  out  . o'f^  the  ' 
required  for  the  two  sets  of  rolls;  and  get  two  new  swivel -box  bearings 
This,  along  with  the  new  centers,  with  Edison  crushing-plates,  leaves 
little  of  the  old  roll  except  the  base  and  fixed  bearings. 

I  have  never  seen  machinery  that  had  been  so  much  abused  as  the 
machinery  in  this  old  mill.  When  the  babbitt  wore  out  in  the  roll 
bearings,  the  former  operators  stuck  in  pieces  of  old  belting  and 
screen-plate,  the  outcome  being  that  they  finally  grotind  right  through 
the  cast-iron  bearing-sleeves,  end  into  the  web.  In  order  to  repair 
this,  and  get  it  back  into  its  former  shape,  I  have  had  to  shape  out 
steel  spacing-pieces;  fitting  them  perfectly,  and  screwing  them  strong¬ 
ly  to  the  cast-iron;  afterwards  filling  in  the  spaces  between  them  with 
babbitt;  on  which  were' laid-  quarter- inch  steel  plate?, shaped  to  the 
circle  of  the  original  bearing.  On  the  top  of  this  was  put  the  babbitt 
to  form  the  bearing  proper. 

Mr.  Edison  will  appreciate,  I  am  sure,  the  way  we  have  done  the  work, 
when  he  knows  that  after  starting  the  first  set  of  rolls,  and  giving  it 
a  run  of  four-hours-and-a-half,  to  test  against  heating,  that  after  the 
switch  was  pulled  the  roll  made  125  revolutions  before  it  came  to  a 

The  crushing  face  is  only  4-y2"  wide;  but  I  am  confident  that  it  will 
be  a  trifle  for  these  rolls  to  produce  12-1/2  tons  per  hour,  crushed  to 
30  mesh.  ' 

I  have  the  main  classifier  installed,  and  pretty  nearly  completed;  and 
have  put  in,  altogether,  forty  towers;  24"  in  diameter;  twenty  of  them 
being  3o  feet  high,  ten  of  them  20  feet,  and  ten  16  feet. 

The  water  carrying  the  slimes,  (rich  in  value)  from  the  main  classifier 
is  conducted  to  the  bottom  of  one  set  of  the  thirty  -foot  P 
Vmp  nn  upward  flow  of  one  foot  per  minute,  making  a  rough  classification 
of^three^sizes;  th eHfe  at  the  top  being  lifted  by  a  centrifugal  pump 
back  into  the  classifier.  The  three  sizes  of  sludge  thus  produced 
ere  pumped  toother  three  sets  of  settling  towers,  the  heaviest 
material  going  to  the  30'  towers,  the  next  size  to  the  20  ,  and  the 
lightest  of  all  to  the  15'  ones. 

The  work  has  now  been  carried  on  far  enough  so  that  the  mill  is  n°w 
comeftoing  to  take  the  shape  of  its  final  appearance ;  and  it  all  looks 
very  well;  and,  I  think,  will  do  us  all  credit  when  I  am  “ 

it7  Of  course  it  is  only- a  little  toy,  compared  with  otner  Edison 
plants  with  which  I  have  been  associated;  but  I  must  i admit  that  it 
looks  far  more  promising  as  a  money-maker  than  any  of  them,  and  in  a  . 
couple- of  months  I  hope  to  have  some  very  interesting  figures  to  gi  re 
you,  •  . 

With  kindest  regards,  and  best  wishes  for  a  happy  and 

prosperous  New  Year,  to  Mr.  Edison,  yourself,  and  all  my 
old  friends  at  the  Laboratory, 

Yours  sincerely. 

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H.I'.miar,  Esq., 
Secy,  Thomas  A.Edisc 
Orange,  N.J. 

My  dear  Mr.  Millar, 

I  have  your  favor  of  January  28th,  and  learn  with  deep  eegret  of  Mr. 
Edison's  illness;  hut  am  glad  to  know  that  he  is  again  back  at  the 
laboratory,  and  fit  for  work. 

I  am  very  sorry  to  learn  that  the  ^troit  people  never  sent  you  that 
$500.oo.  I  have  written  repeatedly  about  this  matter,  but  always  get 
the  same  answer;  that  Mr.  Clifford  has  not  turned  over  to  them  Mr. 
Edison's  license;  authorizing  them  to  use  the  process;  and  until  that 
is  done  they  will  pay  no  more  of  his  debts. 

As  far  as  I  can  make  out,  it  seems  to  be  up  to  Mr.  Clifford,  to  settle 
this  affair,  and  put  it  on  a  proper  business  basis;  so  that  you  could 
get  your  money. 

I  have  only  the  highest  praise  for  the  way  the  Detroit  people  have 
kept  me  supjjlied  with  money  to  meet  my  bills  every  month. 

I  am  very  pleased  to  be  able  to  tell  you  that  the  mill  is  fast  reaching 
completion,  and  that  I  hope  to  finish  up  with  being  at  least  15^ 
under  my  estimate.  I  am  also  hope  to  get  300  tons  per  day  through  the 
mill,  instead  of  the  200  they  asked  for. 

Everything  looks  very  promising  and  I  feel  confident  of  success. Of 
course,  I  know,  X  will  have  many  bugs  to  remedy;  and  I  also  know  that 
X  have  made  many  mistakes;  but  I  am  sure  I  have  made  none  that  I 
cannot  find  a  way  round. 

With  kindest  regards 
I  remain, 

Yours  very  truly 

trusted  entirely  to  Belentine  and  myself  and  for  that  reason  I  am 
insisting  that  no  newspaper  talk  he  indulged  in  out  there  tut  to 
quietly  try  the  mill  out  and  see  if  it  will  run. 


Che  mining  engineers  of 
Ehey  dislike  any  man  that  attempts 
from  the  old  lines.  You  and  I  are 
revolutionize  the  milling  of  ores, 
of  it  as  I  am  that  I  am  living.  1 
think.  I  know  that  failure  can  con 

this  country  are  a  hard  lot. 
to  make  any  progress  away 
going  to,  in  the  end, 

I  am  just  as  confident 
am  not  as  optimistic  as  you 
ie;  therefore  1  am  very  cautious. 

With  kind  regards,  X  am. 

Dear  Mr.  Edison: 

Enclosed  you  will, find  H.Y. Draft  to  your 

?JZryl°u£°°,^  “<.117,  Sf«SfS&*S*  J  S'fU 

S,  evidently  eoild  not  get  it  out  of  the  funds  he  had  on 
hand,  as  the  work  out  there  has  cost  more  than  he  thought 
it  would.  I  don't  have  to  make  any  excuses  to  you,  X 
vnow .  You  and  I  have  been  in  the  same  boat  frequently  in 
the’ past.  That  which  I  feel  badly  about  is,  that  I  haven  t 
been  able  to  pay  my  full  account  with  you,  for  you  did  not 
do  your  business  with  me  on  strictly  business  lines ,  but 
our  relations  have  been  more  as  pals,  ana  naturally  I  nave 
felt  keenly  my  inability  to  make  good  on  these  things • 

But  the  balance  that  I  owe  on  the  general  laboratory  ao- 
count  I  will  send  on  very  shortly  now. 

In  making  out  the  license  for  the  Detroit  people, 
Mr.  Hardy  left  out  that  they  were  to  have  the  exclusive 
rin-ht  to  this  process  in  the  Griffith  district.  I  premised 
these  people  this,  and  it's  in  keeping  with  ^understand¬ 
ing  with  you.  So  when  I  see  you  again,  I  am  going  to  get 
you  to  fix  up  the  matter  for  them. 

Work  on  the  mill  is  getting  along  very  fine,  and 
I  hope  to  be  able  to  make  a  report  to  you  in  a  short  time. 

1  have  cautioned  Ballantine  to  say  nothingaboutmatters, 
h pr»«m«ie  as  vou  say.  there  are  always  little  th-nge  oiiwu 
wonTrin  risht.  If  I  can  make  your  crushers  run  wet  any 
where  near  as  good  as  they  run  dry,  and  my  classiiier  idea 
runs  as  I  hope  it  y; ill,  then  r“  n  «  w 

ion  will  make  the  mining  world 
s 1 1 ~up  ~  and  take  notice:  It  certainly  has  beenaf earful 

.  -  v,.*  t  be  the  means  of  adding  a  lit- 

two  years  on  me,  but  if  I  can  ue  “*TTr*"f  ,tl 
tie  to  your  deserved  reputation  as  a  metallurgist,  I  will 
be  highly  repaid  by  the  fact  that  I  was  your  associate  m 
these  metdlurgioal  experiments. 

Hew  York  City. 

Jiil&er  pimttc  ^xcimctiou  (dompany 


Dear  Mr.  Millar, 

end  have  refrains 

lonp-standinp  debt  nan  neen  taiu. 

I  had  repeatedly  taken  it  up  with  the 
"Detroit  people,  "but  owinr  to  the  rows  which  werepoinp 
them  end  Mr.  Clifford,  through  his  trying  °ut  he  came  to 

promises;  they  refused  to  pay  any  more  of  his  deh.,s  until  he  c«me 

X  ksone  am  plad  to  know,  however,  that  everything  has  been  amiably 
settled  at  last. 

y'ith  Mr.  Edison  beimr  away  in  Tlorida,  1  have  not 

on  in  a  lonp  time;  as  I  wanted  t.o  be  able  to 
n  I  did  write  .  I  have  been  up  apainst.  it  for 
0  behind  in  pettin;'  the  mill  started;  throupn 
h  unforeseen  obstacles;  in  connection  with  the  aerial 
tramvav  which  transports  the  ore  from  the  dumps  on  the  mounta in-sid. 

r»s  a 

and  I  am  able  to  load  the  ore  at  the  dumps,  run  it  tarourr. i  t  « 

ZX5X2SS’,  JTSUi.fTt  l°A\  .Vliliwr  it  lS  •-».  atock-house 
at  the  mill,  for  28  cts  per  ton. 

I  hope  to  have  the  mill  payinp  its  own 


I  suuoose  however,  that  Mr.  Wilson,  who  visited  n 
apo  will  have  Riven  a  whole  lot  of  news  about  the  place. 

written  to  Mr.  Mi 
sedd  very  pood  ni 
some  time, 

i  couple  of  weeks 

V’ith  kindest  repards  .1 

all  my  - 

l  friends, 

Tours  very  truly, 

isiis  t warn  »' 


Works  for  Wizard's  Process  Completed  and  Tested 
And  Said  to  Be  a  Success,  But  No  Evidence  to 
Show  More  Than  Meager  Results  Obtained. ' 

jltl&er  |Umttc  •Heiutrfunt  (Eontpany 


It  is  now  a  long  time  since  I  wrote  .you,  taut  with  Mr 
Edison  taeinr  away  and  not  having  much  to  tell  you,  I  have  put  off 
writing  until  I  had  something  definite  to  report. 

I  am  now  on  the  eve 

of  starting  up  the  mill  on  a  commercial  scale.  I  thin!;  I  have  pot 
through  the  experimental  running  stage;  and  everything  promises  very 

I  really  believe  I  am  going  to  make  a  taig  lot  of  money  for  the 
people  who  hacked  the  scheme;  and  when  I  write  you  next  time,  I  hope  to 
tae  stale  to  give  you  definite  figures  for  Mr  Edison's  information; 
which  I  expect  will  tae  interesting. 

Owing  to  the  small  tonnage  required 

to  tae  crushed  per  hour;  I  made  the  first  set  of  roll  plates  only  4-l/2" 
wide; (1. e. the  crushing-face)  hut  I  have  since  found  this  to  be  too  / 
large;  and  expect  &  set.  back  from  the  foundry  to-day,  with  the  faces 
only  3”  wide. 

There  is  on*  thing  I  would  like  you  to  lay  before  Mr 
Edison,  for  the  sake  of  Mr  Clifford,  i.nd  people  in  'Detroit,  who  have 
hacked  him;  and  that  is  this:- 

The  people  from  whom  Mr  Clifford  secured 
the  supply  of  Dump  and  Stope  ore,  are,  in  my  opinion,  not  to  tae 
trusted.  He  made  a  bargain  to  take  and  mill  this  ore,  paying  them 
25  cts  per  ton  for  it.  "Tien  he  made  the  bargain,  he  paid  them  P.5, 000. oo 
and  since  that  time  a  monthly  payment' for  some  time,  until  his  funds 
ran  short.  In  all,  he  tells  me  he  has  paid  them  P15f00n.oo. 

A  short 

time  ago  the  Detroit  people  who  were  financing  this  Mill  started  to  sup? 
ply  the  necessary  money  to  put  the  Dumps  in  shape,  so  that  the  ore  could 
be  handled. Since' then  the  oil  flotation  people  came  along,  and  offered 
50  cts  per  ton  for  the  ore;  and  the  original  Co  were  quite  prepared 
to  catch  Clifford  on  a  technicality  and  take  the  dumps  away  from  him 
notwithstanding  all  the  money  he  had  paid  them  without  getting  a  penny 

Hacl  this  gone  through,  of  course  the  Mill  would  have  been 
useless  without  an  ore  supply;  and  they,  I  have  no  doubt,  figured  that 
the  Mill  would  revert  back  to  them  dirt  cheap.  As  I  neither  want  to  see 
those  people  who  have  risked  their  money,  nor  Clifford  lose  on  this  deal 
I  would  like  to  get  Mr  Edison  to  agree  that  if  such  an  event  happened 

§ foiwto, 

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*-^o  .  ^-y>*^,w^  ^JZZf^ 

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'*Zrs/rr,.  ^  ^ 

j^ilfar  plume  ^Reimeiimt  (Eompang 

Dear  ?fr  Keadoweroft, 

At.  the  request  of  the  direetoi 
Reduction  Company,  I  wish  to  lay  certain  facts  he 
consideration,  as  they  do  not  wish  to  any  a< 
without  Mr  Edison's  approval. 

Wien  Mr  1 

of  the  dumrj  and  stope  ore  belonging  to  tne  'Jive a  ireiioai;  ^  _ 

In  the se° s t” t  ement  s'*" they ^  gu»  ran  teed%he^ 
dump  ere  to  overage  eleven  ounces  in  silver,  ana  tee  stope  o:e  in  the 
neighbourhood  or  twenty-two  ounces. 

ijfr  Clifford  had  behind  him  at  that 

time  certain  Pittsburg  friends  who  were  financing  the  undertaking  and 
I  believe  ihev  paid  f5i0,000.oo  cash  on  account  a  the  t- ir.ejie  -oox  °  re 
the  control,  besides  making  a  number  of  monthly  payments  .  ■  ..ei warao. 
Through-'  financial  difficulties,  his  Pittsburg  friends  were  unable  to 
continue  making  these  payments,  or  to  provide  the  money  necessary  to 
open  up  the  dumps  and  stopes,  and  to  repair  the  aerial  tram  a., 
to  deliver  ore  to  the  mill,  when  we  were  ready  for  it. 

I  wish  you  to  understand  the*,  the  group 
of  Detroit  people  who  had  undertaken  to  provide  the  money 
practical'waj'8outrhere^Sh8d&noT;intepe|ts^in  the  ore  deposits  They  were 

■  tes  sab:  srs  sa  si’s,  as  «&*» ™aa 

were  unable  to  do  sc;  the  Detroit  people,  came  to  ine  ' ®.o  ca.’ry  out 
«FSS  ^^^r^^se-p^erl^'end  in  doing  so  I  cut  right 

WAiW  *S  SS  ^ce-er  ?en  ‘ 

in  the  crude,  instead  of  eleven  as  guaranteed  . 

V/e  also  spent  a  certain 

amount  of  money,  in  opening  up  1 °0f rf  suppose "°'to  be  ^thf  " 

Tunnel,  with  a  to  reachin^the^riche,  ^ore^sup^  ^  stopes 

was^hended  over  Oik  to  the  Detroit  company,  who  were  quite  ready  to 

provide  the  money  necessary  for  the  prope-  development  o.  the  isork. 

They  are  determined,  k 

They  are  now  trying  to  obtain  a  new  ^^"t.fro^the^uves,  relic. g*Bts 
Co,  based  on  the  true  values  o ‘  ^ t With  Clifford  the  Detroit  people 

/.Sg^SK’SS  S?«W**~“*“*  °f  f,“”- 

B.  Clifford  took  over  the  conti 
the  Dives  Pelican  Seven  Thirty 
n  tbs  belief  that  the  statement: 
ater.ents  they  guaranteed  the^ 
Iver,  and  the  stope  ore  in  the 

They  do  rot  wish  to  do  anything,  however, ‘which  Mr  Edison  considers 
would  he  injurious  t.o  his  good  name,  in  any  way .  Those  of  them  who 
visited  me  in  Silver  Plume,  and  have  seen  the  mill  in  operation,  are 
thoroughly  convinced  that  the  milling  process  is  a.  huge  success,  hut 
they  are  simply  opposed  to  having  to  p-  y  for  something  that  they  are 
not  getting. 

7/e  are  all  thonoughly  convinced  that  the  gr me  the  old 
company  is  playing  ±s  is  to  try  to  make  it  impossible  for  us  to  operate 
the  mill,  so  that  it  would  revert  hack  to  them,  as  naturally  the  Detroit 
people  would  not  pay  the  $25,000. oo  due  on  the  mill,  unless  they  could 
make  a  profit  on  milling  the  ore.  It  was  for  tfie  purpose  of  offsetting 
this  scheme,  which  I  saw  through  some  months  ago,  that  I  wrote  you  ip 
my  last  letter,  to  <~et  Mr  Edison  to  agree  that,  the  rights  and  privileges 
which  he  had  granted  in  connection  with  this  milling  process  were  non- 
transferable.  In  answer,  you  wrote  roe  to  say  that  Mr  Edison  was  going 
to  take  it  up  with  ,fr  Clifford,  hut  of  course  I  do  not  know  what  has  been 
done  in  the  matter.  I  do  stixi.  know  that  Mr  Clifford  is  doing  his  utmost 
to  try  to  make  the  old  company  see  reason,  end  agree  to  the  making  of  a 
new  contract,  hut  so  far  nothing  has  been  settled  upon. 

With  kindest  regards  to  all  , 

I  remain  , 

Yours  very  sincerely, 

Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Mining  -  Ore  Milling  -  Foreign  (E-14-63) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to 
Edison's  shareholdings  in  the  Dunderland  Iron  Ore  Co.,  Ltd.,  and  its 
successor  the  New  Dunderland  Co.,  Ltd. 

Approximately  20  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  selected.  The 
items  not  selected  consist  primarily  of  letters  of  transmittal  and 

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t/yfluL,-  Hid*L  Ctn/u^AA^ 

.  .Umi^is—Ay^-i 


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January  19,  1914. 

Sir  0.  Croydon  Harks , 

57-68  Lincoln’s  Inn  Fields, 

London,  V.  C. ,  England. 

Dear  Sir: 

I  enolose  herewith  circular  letters  of  the  Dunderland  Iron 
Ore  Compeny,  Ltd.  dated  July  23,  1913  and  August  6,  1913,  also 
a  letter  addressed  to  Mr.  Edison  from  the  Hew  Dunderland  Company,  Ltd. 
dated  December  30,  1913.  I  aleo  enclose  stock  certificate  Ho.  4010 
calling  for  6733  ordinary  shares  of  five  pounds  each  in  the  Dunderland 
Iron  Ore  Company,  Ltd.  standing  in  the  name  of  Thomas  Alva  Edison, 
said  shares  being  numbered  from  299064  to  306796  inclusive,  said 
certificate  being  dated  November  17,  1908.  I  would  also  call  your 
attention  to  the  fact  that  100  ordinary  shares  of  the  Dunderland  Iron 
Ore  Company,  Ltd.,  certificate  Ho.  4000,  was  registered  in  your  name, 
we  holding  your  receipt  to  Messrs.  J.  S.  Morgan  &  Co.  for  that 
certificate,  said  receipt  being  dated  December  23,  1908. 

As  I  understand  this  plan,  Mr.  Edison  is  called  upon  to 
surrender  his  stock  certificate  and  receive  in  return  therefor  one 
profit  sharing  certificate  with  respect  to  each  five  pounds  of  capital 
stock  held  by  him.  This  Mr.  Edison  is  willing  to  do  and  you  may  take 
the  necessary  steps  for  effecting  this  transfer. 

Mr.  Edison  also  haB  a  right  to  subscribe  to  a  certain  number 
of  shares  of  the  capital  stock  of  the  Hew  Dunderland  Company,  Ltd.  Mr. 
Edison  does  not  desire  to  avail  himself  of  this  privilege  and  is  un¬ 
willing  to  subscribe  for  any  shares  in  the;  said  Company. 


'  ;«r  G,  Croydon  Harks, 

London,  England.  -2-  1/19/14. 

After  you  have  attended  to  thlB  matter,  will  you  kindly 
return  the  enclosed  letters  of  July  23.  1913,  August  6.  1913  and 
December  30,  1913,  and  meanwhile  acknowledge  receipt  of  this 

I  remain , 

Yours  very  truly, 



General  Counsel. 


g.Croydon  Marks. 

57  &  58.  Lincoln's  Inn  Fields, 

London.  W.  C. 

29th  January,  1914. 

Delos  Holden,  Esq.., 

Messrs.  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Inc., 

Orange,  H.J. 

Dear  Mr.  Holdeh, 

re  Dunderland. 

I  have  yours  of  the  19th  instant  enclosing  the 
Dunderland  Certificate  Ho.  4010  for  6733  shares  in  the  name 
of  Mr.  Edison  and  I  am  forwarding  this  to  the  Company  with 
a  notification  that  Mr.  Edison  does  not  propose  to  subscribe 
for  any  further  shares  but  will  take  up  the  new  Certificate 
in  exchange  for  the  present  one. 

In  the  matter  of  the  100  shares  held  in  my  name,  I 
frankly  have  not  troubled  to  deal  with  the  matter  of  subscri¬ 
bing  for  new  shares  or  exchanging  such,  as  it  would  be  of  so 
little  value,  and  in  rendering  my,  account  to  Messrs.  Thomas 
/  A.  Edison,  Inc.,  I  gave  credit  for  the  receipt  by  me  of  the 
money  that  was  paid  amounting  to  £1.  13.  4.,  for  the  exchange 
of  that  Certificate  in  the  liquidation  of  the  Company  -  which 
ended  the  transaction  bo  far  as  I  was  concerned. 

I  will  return  the  documents  and  papers  re  Dunderland 
when  the  transaction  is  completed. 

Tours  faithfully,  / 

New  Dunderland  Company 

To  be  held  30th  December,  1914. 


The  New  Dunderland  Company,  Limited. 


To  the  Ordinary  General  Meeting  of  the  Shareholders  of  The  New 
Dunderland  Company,  Limited,  to  be  held  at  Winchester  House, 
Old  Broad  Street,  in  the  City  of  London,  on  Wednesday,  the  30bh 
December,  1914,  at  2.30  p.m. 

The  Directors  beg  to  submit  herewith  tho  Report  and  State 
ended  30lh  September.  1914,  duly  audited. 

At  tho  Statutory  Meeting  held  on  tho  27th  March,  1914,  j 
the  position  of  affairs  at  that  date. 

Duxnunusn  laox  Onu  Companv.  Limited.—' The  Reports  from  this  Company  indicate  that 
tho  progress  of  work  at  Dundoiiaml  continued  to  he  satisfactory  up  to  tho  outbreak  of  hostilities.  ' 

Mr.  Bamiatyne,  the  Resident  Manager  of  the  Dunderland  Iron  Ore  Company,  Limited,  has 
recently  visited  London,  and  his  Report  on  Operations  to  the  30th  September  last,  is  enclosed 

West  F.IOIIII  Iron  Pub  Company.  Limited. — Your  Directors  decided  not  to  avail  themselves 
of  tho  Option  to  outer  into  a  working  arrangement  with  this  Company. 

Mr.  Theodore  J.  Hoover  retired  from  the  Board  in  September  last  and  Mr.  S.  0.  Mngonms 
"'as  elected  in  his  stead.  His  election,  howover,  will  require  confirmation  at  tho  forthcoming 

In  accordance  with  tho  .Articles  of  Association,  Mr.  13.  0.  Forster  Brown  retires  nt 
tho  forthcoming  Meeting  and  offers  himself  for  re-election. 

Tho  Auditors,  Messrs.  \V.  B.  l’eat  &  Co.,  also  retire  and  offer  thomsclrcs  for  re-election. 

Office*  of  the  Company: 

8,  Ot.o  Jeivuv,  Lonuo.v,  E.C. 

VUh  December,  1914 



BALANCE  SHEET  at  30th  September,  1914. 

Edison  General  File  Series 
1914.  Motion  Pictures  (E-14-64) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to 
the  technical  and  commercial  development  of  motion  pictures  in  the  United 
States  and  other  countries.  In  addition  to  the  incoming  letters,  there  are 
numerous  interoffice  communications  by  executives,  managers,  experi¬ 
menters,  and  other  employees  of  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Inc.  Among  the  many 
documents  pertaining  to  the  kinetophone  (Edison's  system  for  talking  motion 
pictures)  are  items  regarding  the  construction  of  a  new  studio  in  the 
Kinetophone  Film  Plant  Building  in  West  Orange  and  detailed  reports 
concerning  market  conditions  in  Europe,  South  America,  and  Japan.  A 
communication  of  March  20,  1914,  by  Edison's  personal  representative  and 
chief  engineer  Miller  Reese  Hutchison  discusses  a  plan  to  obtain  exclusive 
American  rights  to  Agfa  nonflammable  film  stock  and  then  secure  legislation 
banning  flammable  film.  Communications  by  Hutchison  of  March  29  and  April 
2  contain  detailed  accounts  of  the  fire  at  the  Bronx  motion  picture  studio. 
There  are  also  references  to  the  Home  Kinetoscope  and  the  use  of  motion 
pictures  for  educational  purposes.  The  correspondents  include  engineer  and 
longtime  Edison  associate  Adolph  F.  Gall,  who  was  attending  to  Edison's 
motion  picture  interests  in  Europe  and  Russia  at  the  outbreak  of  World  War 
I;  Thomas  Graf,  one  of  Edison’s  principal  representatives  in  Europe;  and 
experimenter  John  H.  Powrie. 

Approximately  50  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  selected.  The 
material  not  selected  consists  primarily  of  duplicates,  letters  of  transmittal  and 
acknowledgment,  and  unsolicited  correspondence  that  received  no 
substantive  reply  from  Edison. 


Daylight  Moving  Picture  Houie 

'-£^Le^L_e_  ~a-<£>-&*t  2&£z*— 

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n?f  Tn'p ' 

January  5,  1914. 

Hr.  Wilson:- 

I  have  the  following  letter  from  Otto  J. 
Heinzmann,  dated  Paris,  December  25th: 

"Enclosed  herewith  you  will  find  a  pretty  good  account  of 
my  doings  since  December  15th. 

"I  was  all  ready  to  give  a  show  before  the  King  of  Spain, 
but  the  King  was  not  ready  on  the  15th,  and  I  was  told  he 
would  be  in  shape  by  the  16th  at  9  P.  M.  I  tried  out  the 
mechanism  on  the  morning  of  the  16th,  and  everything  was 

0.  K. 

"King  Alphonso  showed  up  in  the  evening,  and  the  show  went 
very  good  indeed.  I  had  the  pleasure  of  shaking  his  hand, 
and  talked  with  him  for  about  ten  minutes.  He  speaks 
English  fluently,  and  is  well  posted. 

"On  December  17th,  I  took  down  the  outfit  from  the  1alace, 
and  took  it  to  the  Castle  of  the  Prime  Minister  of  Spaib. 
Moved  it  about  three  miles  in  an  awful  truck,  and  rode  with 
it  so  as  to  be  sure  to  give  the  show  Friday  night,  December 
19th,  at  10  o'clock.  The  show  went  off  in  good  Bhape  and 
was  a  real  swell  affair.  The  ladies  had  low  necks  and 
stunning  gowns.  I  received  a  silver  cigarrette  case  and  a 
match-box,  after  the  show. 

"After  the  show,  I  had  to  take  up  the  outfit,  and  did  not 
get  through  until  2.30  A.  M. ,  and  had  to  get  the  nine 
o'clock  train  for  ■‘'aris,  December  20th.  I  had  no  Bleeper, 
the  cars  were  cold,  but  I  walked  up  and  down  in  the  cars 
to  keep  warm,  and  got  some  hot  coffee  in  a  restaurant  in  some 


"December  21st,  arrived  in  Paris  at  2.3 
left  for  Berlin  in  the  evening,  and  told  i 

1.1.  Mr.  Gruser 
:  to  wait  here  in 

lari o  until  he  got  to  Berlin,  and  he  would  wire  Mr.  Graf's 
instructions  for  me. 

"December  22nd,  Mr.  Bey man ,  Manager  of  the  Edison  BnriB 

Office,  received  a  telegram  from  Mr.  Graf  not  to  pay  me 
that  if  my  services 

any  more.  X  told  Mr.  Beyman /were  no  longer  required,  or  not 
enti:  factory,  to  send  my  money  and  ticket  forhome.  Bov.’,  I 
don't  want  to  get  broke  here  in  Baris,  and  I  do  want  to  know 
where  X  am  going  to  get  my  pay  from.  I  am  at  a  loss  as  to 
what  to  do  at  these  actions  of  Mr.  Graf .  I  think  I  will 
wire  to  America. 

On  the  evening  of  December  22nd,  I  did  wire  and  told  them 
of  Mr.  Graf's  stopping  my  pay  in  Paris. 

"December  24th,  Mr.  Beyman  got  'n't  el  eg  ram  from  Mr.  Graf  from 
Berlin  to  pay  me  promptly  every  Saturday,  and  now  I  am 
•happy  again.  I  have  not  had  any  money. from  the  firm  since 
December  Uth,  and  then  it  was  two  ttys  overdue,  my  pay-day 
being  the  sixth.  X  have  borrowed  from  the  Vienna  concern 
ever  since.  of 

"As  for  saving  any  money  of  my  salary  here,  it  is  out/the 
question.  I  have  to  stop  at  the  high.-price  hotels  with  the 
rest  of  the  promoters  or  management,  and  I  have  had  no  cxtraB 
rtrft  at  all,  not  even  taxicab  fare  to  and  from  the  Station, 
with  my  heavy  baggage. 

"But  I  wanted  this  job  and  got  it,  bo  I  am  gping  to  make 
good  whij.e  here,  and  I  do  hope  that  when  I  get  back,  there 


will  be  a  job  for  me  on  the  road  again  with  a  manager  like 
I  had  in  Mr.  Morrison. 

"I  just  met  a  man  in  a  restaurant,  who  told  me  that  the  raris 
rights  were  bought  by  Mr.  Charlie.  I  have  met  Mr.  Charlie. 

He  is  a  theatre  owner  and  a  very  rich  man. 

Otto  J,  Heinzmann". 

The  above  is  extracted  from  thiB  letter,  which  is 
of  considerably  greater  length,  but  this  is  the  only  part 
that  has  any  bearing  on  the  business. 

If  the  "Mr.  Charlie"  to  whom  he  refers  is  the  one 
who  used  to  be  in  the  automobile  business  in  1902  in  Paris, 

I  think  it  will  be  well  for  us  to  keep  our  eyes  on  him. 

At  that  time,  he  was  notoriously  crooked,  and  got  the  best 
of  everyone  who  did  any  business  with  him  in  high-priced 


Copies  to  Mr.  Edison  and  Mr.  Millar. 

itional  Woman's  Christian  Temperance  Union. 

Dear  Sir:-  ^  Bevoral  years  i  have  been  in  corrospondenoo  v/ith  your 
company  in  regard  to  having  the  varioiis  suhjoo^^ ’au^  inQlua od  scientifi* 


which  non  numbers  hal*  a  million  w^e^in  tho  TJnr^  that  wo  stand  for, 

I!  1ST£ss?\?!“8-  -*  “  01 

0?"S.°;;»tS!'Sa1iS  S  ?l«lea  lands.  oai.olaUl  1»  «»  « 

the  missionaries. 

Last  summr  before  our  world's  convention 
Ur.  Ives  met  V/ith  our  Hen  York  ®  a^office  1105  Tribune  Bldg.,  to 

your  your  correspondent1,  at  my  “^2sBCenariis  v,ere  completed,  hut 
consider  this  work.  He  told  us  acred  as  presenting  scientific  tem- 

none  that  co^ld  sP^ii’^ally  he  considered^^  PcenariosSon  the  subject  that 

Sf  »oS%l“e;S»”‘  »4  “»  Educational  do-ittoo,  it  «««  I,,  oh.lp. 

I  secured  a  scenario  on 

Davis  who  is  Worlds  and  ®a^i02„\T^UPTyes.  He  wrote  me  that  the  committee 
structiQn  Dept.,  and  sent  itto  I  •  •  repare^  along  the  lines  exactly 

had  passed  on  the  scenario,  but  it  was  not  prepare^  Bteft  byl,Irs  pavis 

S??“aerTor“%rw5  Si  3l  oSSSu”  to  oo-Sporate  .  Hr.  Ivon  rotnrn.d 
the  scenario. 

Hrs.  Elina  1^ 

inPanseparatehpackage  fSrwarded  the  scenarios  ^^^f^Kit^the  in- 
«tS’^rg?1»s  JSToirin  the  Edison  concern  tut  that  pen 
represent  tho  Educational  Dept. 

n  e&xus a»  #■»  «>»  -• 

Be  ok  no  “eSd  Bith1oaS«l°aerSt!'tkoh<lSB°'f*°°®'* 

stifSoSrinr.oiMf.r^  I- 1"«  -  -1  >i-'>i  “* 


I  ..  constantly  "goS'SfJSS^S.’S” S  «og 

minsiters,  and  missionaries  i  J  rin_  the  films  and  machines,  for  I  al^o 

£“?.;?  ?;•  in  ««* 

If  the  scenarios  do  not  prove  of  interest,  pleas, 
Respectfully  yours 

fsicmGd}  Harriet 

return  them. 

January  7,  1914. 

Ur.  Wilson 

I  a~i  in  receipt  of  the  following  letter  from  Kr. 
H.  M.  Wilson,  our  Kinetophone  inBtaller  in  Australia: 

"Bendigo,  Australia, 

December  3,  1913. 

Dear  £3ir:- 

Since  writing  you  last  week  from  Adelaide,  I  have 
Journeyed  to  Melbourne,  and  then  up  here  to  Bendigo,  where 
I  am  installing  the  Kinetophone  in  the  Lyric  Theatre.  The 
house  has  a  capacity  of  a  little  over  2,OCO,  It  has  been 
running  lees  than  a  year,  and  1b  the  most  up-to-date  and 
beBt  moving  picture  house  I  have  yet  seen.  The  throw  is  135 
feet,  witha  28  foot  picture.  They  use  from  80  to  100  amperes, 
depending  upon  the  nature  of  the  film,  and  use  a  30  milli¬ 
meter  oarbon  in  the  top  and  22  millimeter  carbon  in  the 
bottom.  As  usual,  theoperator  has  sot  up  a  heavy  lamp  and 
large  lamp  house,  and  discarded  the  smaller  affair  that 
come  with  the  outfit. 


As  the  screen  sets  rather  far  back  on  the  stage, 
and  as  there  will  be  some  loss  of  sound  with  the  phonograph 
back  of  the  screen,  I  am  placing  the  phonograph  kxBXxaJbctfcx 
kkxxxxx  in  front  of  the  screen,  behind  the  bottom  border 
whioh  is  nearly  give  feet  high  ,  and  which  is  not  attached 
to  the  screen,  being  on  a  frame  by  itself  and  movable.  The 
horn  is  completely  out  of  sight,  even  from  the  balcony.  We 
have  simply  moved  the  bottom  border  forward  about  five  feet, 
and  it  is  impossible  to  tell,  when  looking  at  the  screen 
from  any  part  of  the  house,  that  the  bottom  border  is  not 
right  up  against  the  screen. 

There  are  two  brick  walls  to  go  through.  One  hole  is 
finished  and  pulleys  in  plaoe  to  that  point.  I.'OBt  of  the 
work  is  up  in  the  ceiling,  and  it  is  like  a  furnace  up  there. 
The  hot  weather  has  set  in  all  over  the  Country  now  in 
earnest.  I  expect  to  be  ready  to  break  in  the  operator  the 
first  part  of  next  week,  and  the  opening  will  take  place 
the  end  of  next  week. 

Wishing  you  all  a  Happy  Hew  Year,  I  am, 

Respectfully  yours, 

It.  M.  Wilson" 

The  above  for  your  information. 

.  M.  R.  HUTCHISON. 

Copies  to  Mr.  Bdlson  and  Mr.  Millar. 

Hasars.  Ulllor,  Hutchison,  aajdv/ln,  1.  W.  HoOhooney: 

21oaoo  note  that  wo  have  developed  a  satisfactory  method 
of  packing  the  Jumbo  Kiaotopbone  blanks  bo  that  16  may  he  safe¬ 
ly  transported  abroad  in  one  case.  2hln  will  therefore  tote 
3arQ  of  the  problem  of  getting  the  blanks  to  tho  studios. 

Fivo  toots  woro  made  to  prove  that  this  method  of  packing 
lo  satisfactory,  uts  follows: 

2 lrot  -  16  blanks  patdtfcd  in  the  now  style  eons  and  then  in 
a  Case  and  dumped  end  over  end  60  timos  -  case  opened  -  unDrokon. 

:  Second  -  Sane  blanks  packed  in  samo  case  and  damped  on  floor 

66  times,  Caoo  oponed  and  blanks  inspootoa  —  none  broken, 

Tjiird  -  nma  blanks  paokaa  in  seme  oaso  with  now  egvor(as 
other  cover  had  boon  broken)  dumped  100  times  on  floor.  Case 
opened  had  blanks  inspected  -  mono  broken. 

Fourth  -  >5 oho  blanks,  packed  in  new  oaso.  Case  thxovm  from 
balcony. mid  badly  smashed.  Casa  opanoa  and  blanks  inspoctoa. 

1  blank  broken. 

.  Fifth  -  Samo  blanks  packed  in  another,  navi  case.  CasO 
thrown  from  balcony  twice.  Oaso  all  smashed.  Opened,  and 
blanks  inspected  -  1  blank  oraokod. 

ELaaso  noto  that  tho  samo  blwiks  were  used  in  teotoMothe  five 
tests  and  throe  oasoo  'used  altogether.  She  seme  . 

used  in  all  of  tho  flvo  toots.  She  blanks  r?®°iv°d. 205. 
end  aumps  and  throe  falls  from  tho  balcony  with  but  two  breakages. 

Please  note  that  those  tests  are  GatiBfaotory.and  this 
method  ofr.packing  will  ho  adoptod  on  outgoing  ahipmants  of  blanks. 

Copies  to  Messrs.  Edit 

H.  2.  looming 

January  10,  1914. 

Mr.  Edison: 

Aorooos  of  the  recent  letter  sent  to  exhibitors 

„„  „  ...... «». ,*s 


s°oSeas£8they  vdl“f!  Of  course,  he  has  been  able  to  get  an 
expression  from  only  a  few  branch  managers. 

Mr  Wilson,  Mr.  Plimpton,  Mr.  McChesney  and  I 

h1  thatnuntilC  the^new^f  ilm^plsnt^is  '  organized  there  wil?  S£" 
difficulty  in  handling  an  extra  the^eneral^ilm 

connection  with  the  J° Jh®xtra  multiple  to  pay  us, 

Company  would  °rd®*  en°£f£  f£is  is  an  inopportune  time  for  us  to 
lead  everyone  to  feel  that  ^isd^h“"ne"Ts  suggestion  was  that  as 

rv.f  ....I..  ~  .&•£*, “ 

?*r.  suri.rLr&r  .ss.r  .. *. 

mo stUf easible° thing  to  do  in  the  circumstances. 

6m/  AAvUlO'lAU^ 

A** . wCf  - 


~X  i  vtfZ^vr*\  smrVJ\> 

Jan.  13.  1914, 

,.io flora.  Miller,  Ilutohisan,  Baldwin,  L.  V.'. 

Supplementing  my  Memo,  of  Jan.  9,  regarding  the  paoking  of 
Jumbo  Klnetophono  Blanks! 

Ploaso  note  that  6  Xinotophone  Blanks,  packed  in  on  oil  barrel, 
weighing  76  1/2  lbs.,  each  oon  previously  having  boon  packed  in  a 
corrugated  carton,  stuffed  with  excelsior,  tho  lids  of  tho  cartons 
then  boing  properly  secured  with  sealing  tape 

tho  barrel  viith  oroolsior,  two  in  a  row.  She  test  then  given  the 
barrel  was  as  follows s 

1  -  Boiled  it-  down  runway  on  side  of  Bldg.  22  at  tho  foot  of  which 
it  etruok  a  heavy  oloeper  and  then  rolled  ovor  end  for  end  about 
throe  times. 

8  •  Boiled  it  down  roadway  at  Bide  of  Bldg.  21,  oausing  it  to  strike 
tho  oomont  gutter  with  groat  force  throe  times.  Boiled  it  into  the 
telegraph  polo  and  then  alanraod  it  up  against  wall  of  oxfloe  build¬ 
ing,  it  being  noooosary  for  tho  barrel  to  jump  commit  gutter  before 
striking  off! oe  building  wall. 

0  -  So  then  loaded  it  on  a  truck  Just  outside  of  ..the  office  and  ran 
with  the  load  to  a  point  about  ton  feet  from  tho  staopost  part  of 
oomLt  Juttar  in  front  of  Bldg.  21.  where  the  man  stopped  suddenly, 
throning  tho  barrel  end  ovor  ond,  causing  it  to  strike  the  oomont 
gutter  In  turning. 

4  -  v/o  hoisted  it  to  roof  of  freight  oar  ana  threw  it  off .causing 
the  cask  to  strike  endways.  Wo  again  hoisted  it  to  the  roof  of 
freight  oar  and  throw  it  off,  causing  it  to  strike  on  its  side. 

B  -  It  was  then  brought  book  to  tho  point  Just  outside  of  tho  - 
office,  loaded  on  a  truok  and  thrown  in  the  oomont  gutter  by  man  ^ 
running  with  the  load,  stopping  so  suddenly  that  it  was  turned  over 
endways  two  or  tbroo  times. 

RESOLE  -  When  tho  blanks  were  unpacked  we  found  only  one  broken,  and 
that  was  one  of  tho  blanke  at  the  top  of  the  oask,  wh^c^AJr^°" 
ly  boon  us  eked  in  a  oast  iron  can  that  hau  boen  turned  over  86  times 
out  in  tho  yard  and  thrown  from  the  roof  of  a  freight  cor.  Eho 
sin  blanks  paoked  for  shipment  in  tho  oil  barrel  weighed  approximate¬ 
ly  115  lbs. 

In  view  of  the  above  test,  it  is  iir.  Kd Ison's  desire  that  we 
adopt  this  method  of  packing  on  all  shipments  of  Kim  tophono  Jumbo 
blanks,  going  to  the  atudioe  abroad,  until  tho  audios  aro  thoroughly 
familiar  with,  this  method  of  packing. 

Jt  is  understood  that  they  will  return  tho  rooorded  reoords 
paoked.  exactly  tho  same  ae  they  are  received  from  us.  sf8a^Ar”f, 
this  point,  Sr.  Miller  should  advlco  the  foroign  ntudios  in  detail. 


-2-  Jm  .  13,  1914 

I  have  lnatruotod  Hr.  Baldwin  to  got  In  touch  with  Hr. 
Miller  for  tho  pur poo o  of  explaining  thin  packing  ana  also  to 
arrange  With  him  for  tho  insiioftiutG  shipment  of  ono  barrel  to 
on oh  of  the  Studios  so  that  they  may  understand  ns  soon  as 
possible,  Junt  ho-.v  the  blanks  aro  paokod  and  also  how  tho  return 
reoordB  should  bo  handled. 


Copies  to  ilosors.  Edison,  Kllson 







Refer  to  Figure  1.  The  record  box  consists  of  an  outer 
container,  a  bottom ,  a  mandrel  with  four  felte  cemented  thereto 
a  stripper  washer  with  felt  on  one  side,  and  a  top  whioh;,  when 
inserted,  holds  the  mandrel  against  radial  movement. 

Refer  to'  Figure  2.  Some  of  these  boxes  have  been  sent  out 
with  reoords  in  them.  All  such  boxes  mUst  be  drilled  ibn.^hjj  v 
bottoms,  three  holes  equally  spaoed,  as  per  tqmplet  we  furnish 
with  each  strippfer.  - 

Inserting  the  Btripper .washer.  (Refer  to  Figure  3)  The  , 
stripper  washer  consists  of  a  metal  washer  with  felt  on  one  sl< 
This'  is  placed  in  the  tin  box  or  can  with  the  felt  side  up,  an. 
is  gently  forced  to  the  bottom  of  said  box.  (Note  -  All  boxes 
that  are  drilled  by  you  with:  the  three  holes,  as  above  apeoifi 
must  be  provided  with  these  stripper,  rings  before  shipment  of 
reoords  in  them) .  "*•  ; 


After  having  placed  the  stripper  washer 
je  of  corrugated  paper  of  suoh  length' and 

(Refer  to  Figure  4).; 
into  .the  box,  place  a  pie( 

width  as  will  fit  nicely  into  the  inside  of 
around,  as  shown  id  Figure  5.  This  corrufeate 
je'ot  one- third  out  of’ the  tin  box.  with  eorr 
wax,  -before  the  record  is  attempted  to  he  pi 
Corrugated  paper  and  mandrel  of  the  tin  box. 
in  good  detail. 

Shove  the  reoord  down  firmly  until  the 
resting  against  the  stripper  washer  on  the  1 
’  box.  A  little  pressure  is  necessary  to  bott 
Hext  place  the  top  on  the  tin  box 
the  box  to  th'e  top  by  means  pf  electrician' 

Cut  out  a  piece  of  thick  paper,  and  ce 
of  the  tin  box  in  such,  manner  as  to  thoroug 
"A",  Figure  2,  or  use  legal  paper  seals  and 
•••>■■  '.  Refer  to  Figure  6.  The  top  is  then  fui 
box  by  means  of  a  securing  bolt • having,  the 
either  end.  ’Setting  up  on  the  nut  after  pis 
the  can  opening  will  securely  look  the  top 



Refer  to  Figure  8.  * 

PORT  AMT .  Not  more  than  four  records  muBt, 
until  further  notification  from. us. 

barrel , 


V-r  9  th 

”l»-  °f  *‘‘e'tin  *“  "" 

-  I  |  c^tullj  WV-W-pr...  Sg§g  W» ^  |gf|§ 

„a„,  enicrinC  »,.  iol..  o„  W.e  .V.OV,,.  »1S 

,  the  reoord  out  of  the  box.  Be  very  careful  in  this  >P  * 

Continue  «..  Bro,.uro  J.un.nud  until  th.  o„t»«  *•»•*,  » 

teen  forced  out  of  the  tin  box. 

Refer  to  Fisure  11.  Insert  the  hand  in  the  top  of 
,  *  .  record  W  very;  carefully  remove  came  f xah  ,the  >fltri^e|, 

'  mandrel.  :  , 

It  is  noted  that  the  stripper  has  forced  the  cylin. 

clear  of  the  tin  box,  so  that  in  no  case  can  the  side  o 
record  come  into  contact  with  any  surface  that  .will  inj) 
.in  the  removal  operation. 

Always  place  the  reoord  on.  whatever  table  or  other 
support  it  is  to  rest  upon,  with  the  record  on  its  end. 

80  -.A- description’ of  the  subj eot  of  whioh  the  negative  has 

been  made  should  he  plaoed  in  this  same  envelope,  for  the  guidance 
of  the  developing, man  in  the  home  plant. 

9.  This  description  should  refer  particularly  to  the 
high  lights  and  shadows ,  baokground  and  foreground. 


1..  After’ plaoing  the  negative  in  its  can,  carefully  seal  , 
the  can  iy  means  of  at  least  two  layers  of  electrician's  white 
tape,  not  less  than  3/4"  wide,  wound  around: the  joint. 

2'.  On  the  outside  of  the  envelope  and  on  the  top  of  the 
film  box'  write  the  title  of  the  film  scenario.  • 

3.  If  there  are  ,any  sub-titles  to  go  on  this  film,  the 
contekt  thereof  should  be  inoluded  in  this  same  envelope. 

4.  Wrap  the  negative  can  in  At  least  two  layers  of,  paraffin 

paper,  inserting  the  envelope  'tobntaining  the- developed  test  strip 
and  description  of  the  negative,  and  secure  with  twine. _  v 

5.  Be  sure  to  place  the  exposed  film  in  a  cool,  dry,  dark 

place  until  ready  for  shipment.  . 

1.  When  you  have  aooumulatod  a  sufficient  number  of  neg-. 

■  ■  ’.V  ,  .  •  4  ■  ■ 

atives  to  ship  to  America,  have  a  local  tinsmith  construct,  OUT 
OF  BLOCK  TIN,  a  containing  cylindrical' can  eight  inches  in 
diameter  ah<i  ■  two  inches  longer  than:  the  pile  of  negatives  when 
,  stacked  one  on  top  of  the  other.  ’  ■  ' 

2.  Cut  a -large  piece  of  corrugated  paper  to  the  proper 
dimensions  to  allow  jtou  to  roll  up  the  pile  of. negative  tine  to 
make  a  bundle:  which  will  slip  snugly  into-  the  •containing  tin. 

'  ’  .  ’  •  •  ‘  ' 

3We„'ln  tyie  tottpm  ^^op;lefldB  f.o^.tH^  ti  . ,  . 

.„  ■».  tti. — 

«*• »-■  »d  «•''••-"*•  f°”*a  “•  “ " 
should  not  rattle  around  In  the  containing  tlm  ’ 


i  »»*.» 


,  • 

one  of  the  negative 

'.  ,  ,  ' 

■  'ianilary  -iV’ 


I  am  in  receipt  of  the  following  letterf  from 

Kinetophone  expert,  Charles  Schlatter,  in  Japan;/ 

"Osaka;  Japan , 

Dec.  18,  1913. 

It  might  seem  strange  to  you  that  I  have  not  written  to  you 

I  wish  you  could  he  with  me  just  one  day  to  see  and  realize 
the  soft  jobj 

You  gentlemen  said,  in  a  very  nice  way,  before  my  departure, 
"You  are  going  to  have  a  nice  pleasant  trip  with  plenty  of 
recreation  and  beautiful  scenes  in  Japan." 

If  you  call  this  recreation,  I  would  like  to  have  a  definit¬ 
ion  for  work. 

Since  I  have  been  in  Japan  I  have  had  to  work  like  every¬ 
thing  to  be  able  to  make  both  endB  meet,  as  far  as  delivering  the 
goods  is  concerned.  In  fact,  my  health  has  begun  to  fail  me  a 
little.  I  em  suffering  mostly  of  insomnia,  and  alv/ays  have  a  head¬ 
ache.  The  other  day,  I  consulted  a  physician  who  said  that  I  was 
overwdrking  myself,  and  that  I  must  take  it  a  little  easier. 

Nice  proposition.  Easy  for  him  to  say,  but  a  different  matter 
when  you  have  a  pile  of  work  waiting  for  you  every  dayj 

There  has  been  a  continuous  rush,  without  any  rest  at  all, 
since  I  started  to  work  for  this  company. 

The  other  day  was  my  fifth  Sunday  here  in  Japan,  and  in  those 
five  Sundays,  I  have  been  working  four  of  them. 

It  isn't  so  much  the  work,  but  a  lot  of  patience  is  re¬ 
quired  on  this  job,  and  as  I  know  the  Kinetophone  success  in 

Japan  depends  a  great  deal  upon  the  faithfulness  of  my  work,  I 
have  taken  this  job  very  much  at  heart  and  want  to  have  a  clean 
conscience  that  I  have  done  everything  I  could  to  contribute  all 
possible  success  to  these  people  of  the  Nippon  Kinetophone  Co.  I 
want  to  see  a  successful  business,  as  I  am  getting  from  them  the 
best  treatment  in  every  respect  that  could  be  expected. 

Mr.  Fujisawa  is  also  very  tired.  In  fact,  ali  the  partners 
of  the  Company  have  worked  very  hard  to  get  the  talking  pictures 
well,  started. 

The  hardest  job  of  all  is  the  training  of  the  future  Kineto¬ 
phone  operators. 

I  have  tho  boys  about  nineteen  or  twenty  years  and  a  man  of 
thirty-five  whom  X  am  instructing.  These  three  students  have 
never  operated  a  projection  machine  before.  They  are  no  mechanics 
and  have  absolutely  no  notion  at  all  of  operating.  One  of  the 
young  men  has  worked  in  a  film  factory  for  a  certain  time,  and 
knows  a, little  bit  about  film,-  but  that  is  all.  So  far  he  is  the 
most  competent  of  the  three. 

They  are  bright  boys  (for  certain  things)  onl^,  and  good 
and  willing.  But  to  make  a  real  success  of  these  men,  you  can 
realize  what  a  very  difficult  job  I  have.  I  have  to,  in  one  word, 
learn  them  a  trade. 

I  started  in  to  teach  them  the  A,  B  C  of  Electricity.  Then 
all  about  optical  principles,  with  mechanics  of  the  mechanism, 
etc.,  etc.  To  all  of  this  they  were  entirely  without  knowledge, 
and  you  can  see  what  a  difficult  matter  it  is  for  me  to  teach 
them  how  to  operate  and  take  care  of  the  Kinetophone,  when  they 
know  nothing  whatever  about  bench  work. 

The  work  would  not  "be  so  hard  with  men  who  are  able  to 
understand  your  own  language;  but  my  students  understand  very 
little  English.  So  I  have  to  tell  them  things  not  once  or  twice, 
but  sometimes  ten  or  twelve  times.  Then  I  am  not  quite  sure  that 
X  am  understood.  Where  I  can  use  drawings,  it  helps  a  whole  lot, 
but  in  some  cases,  I  am  absolutely  powerless  to  find  material  to 
explain  the  point  in  question. 

This  will  no  doubt  prompt  you  to  ask  "Why  did  not  Mr. 

Fujisawa  secure  motion  picture  operators  who  had  experience  in 
the  trade?" 

To  this  I  answer,  at  the  time  we  required  men  to  learn  how 
to  operate  the  apparatus,  there  were  »2t<"available  with  satis¬ 
factory  reputations,  or  in  whom  Mr.  Fujisawa  could  have  con¬ 
fidence.  So  he  picked  out  some  boys  whom  he  knew  very  well,  and 
asked  me  to  teach  them  the  business. 

Beside,  at  every  performance  we  have  madejpms  far,  I  have 
been  at  the  crank,  while  one  of  my  men  was  taking  care  of  the 
stage  end.  While  we  were  at  Tokio,  every  morning  I  was  instructing 
my  boys  in  the  care  and  operation  of  the  Kinetophone  at  our 
office.  Then  if  we  had  a  matinee  on,  I  had  to  go  to  the  theatre 
as  operator  for  the  show  which  alv/ays  lasted  two  and  one-half  to 
three  hours.  Then  I  would  have  about  one  hour  rest  before  the 
time  for  the  evening  performance.  Therefore,  the  .instruction  of 
my  students  is  progressing  rather  slowly. 

The  Japanese  people  have  no  idea  of  doing  things  quickly, 
as  we.  Americans .  Their  manner  is  quite  opposite  to  ours.  Where 
certain . things  should  be  accomplished  very  quickly,  they  are 
fussing  around,  and  never  get  through,  while  with  other  things 


on  which  thpy  should  take  their  time,  they  want  to  run! 

I  am  quite  sure,  after  assiddous  application  and  much 
patience  and  tact,  X  will  he  able  to  pass  my  students.  But  it 
will  take  some  time  yet. 

I  have  had  an  awful  time  with  carbons.  Impossible  to 
secure  Electrs  or  Bio  carbons  in  Japan!  Vie  have  been  running 
all  over  the  whole  city  of  Tokio  and  Yokohoma  without  any. 

I  am  using  some  kind  of  German  carbon,  but  it  is  not  at 
all  suitable  for  projection  work.  Tpd  soft,  and  give  off  a 
yellowish  light.  They  are  also  very  full  of  cracks.  I  have  tried 
all  kinds  of  carbons  securable  fcere,  but  the  others  are  too 
hard  and  impossible  to  keep  a  steady  light  on  direct  current. 

Vie  have  ordered  Borne  Electra  carbons  from  San  Francisco, 
but  they  have  not  as  yet  arrived. 

Today  we  came  down  to  Osaka,  where  a  few  shows  will  be 
given.  Then  we  will  go  to  Yokohoma  for  a  few  performances. 

With  my  beet  wishes,  I  remain, 


Charles  Schlatter." 

The  foregoing  for  your  information. 


Copies  to  Messrs.  Wilson  and  Millar. 

January  16,  1914.-  // 

Ur.  Edison:- 

I  have  written  and  forwarded  to  each  of  the  Foreign 
Studios,  complete  instructions  covering  the  packing  of  Kineto- 
phone  wax  records  for  shipment. 

I  have  made  these  as  foolproof  as  possible  for  me  to 
do,  and  have  illustrated  same  with  ten  photographs  and  one  blue 

In  order  that  I  might  determine  the  effect  of  violent 
changes  in  temperature  on  Kinetophone  wax  records,  I  proceeded 
as  follows: 

1.  Placed  wax  record  over  radiator  until  it  was  brought 
up  to  a  temperature  of  about  ISO. 

2.  Forced  the  wax  record  into  the  new  type  tin  with 
corrugated  paper  and  felt  between  the  mandrel  of>  the  tin  . and 
the  record,  aB  tightly  as  I  could  get  it. 

3.  Placed  the  tin  and  record  out  of  the  window,  top 
removed,  from  6  P.  M.  Tuesday  until  10.30  A.  If.  Wednesday.  luring 
this  time,  it  was  subjected  to  a  temperature  of  about  eight  be¬ 
low  zero. 

4.  While  it  was  at.  the  temperature  of  at  least  zero,  by 
means  of  the  ejecting  device,  I  removed  it  from  the  tin  box.  It  . 
was  not  cracked  or  damaged  in  the  least. 

5.  I  again  placed  the '’record  over  the  radiator,  brought 
it  up  to  a  temperature  of  130,  forced  it  over  the  mandrel  of  the 
tin  box,  put  it  out  of  doors  at  6  If.  Wednesday,  let  it  remain 


until  10  A.  M.  Thursday,  and  ejecteddt  as  befoi 
time,  it  was  subjected  to  temperature  of  about 
I  am  quite  sure  .the  records  will  not 

I  sub j i 

:1  quii 

o/j  Q  aaJmM^L* — * - - 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Jnc. 

Orange,N.  J.JJ.S.A. 

Edison  Phonographs  and  Records.  Edison  Primary  Batteries 
EdisonKinetoscopes  nndMotion  Picture  Films 
Edison  Home  Kinetoscopes  and  Motion  Picture  Films 
Edison  Dictating  Machines.  EdisonKinetophones 
Edison  A.C. Rectifiers  and  Edison  House  Lighting  Controllers 

Hr.  Y/m.  H.  Keadowcrof t , 

Thomas  A.  Edison,  Ino.,  -  laboratory. 
Orange ,  H . J . 

Dear  Hr.  Headowcroft:- 

ic X 

I  am  sending  you  herewith  copy  of  letter  which  I 
have  written  to  Mrs.  Harriet  Pritchard,  Supt.  of  the  Rational  Woman's 
Christian  Temperance  Union.  It  seems  that  Mrs.  Pritchard  had  some 
correspondence  with  Ur.  Ives  last  summer,  and  visited  the  laboratory, 
at  which  time  she  claims  to  have  seen  Hr.  Edison,  and  was  assured  by 
him  that  wo  would  be  glad  to  further  her  work  in  films.  I  presume 
at  that  time  it  was  thought  that  the  educational  films  would  bo  pushed, 
but  so  far  as  I  am  concerned  at  present,  I  do  not  feel  that  I  have 
any  authority  to  take  up  work  except  what  we  consider  would  be  popular 
in  the  motion  picture  theatres.  Her  two  plots  would  fail  utterly  in 
this  respect, 

I  have  tried  to  treat  "Alexander  The  Great"  as 
lightly  as  possible,  but  as  a  matter  of  fact  it  would  be  absurd  to  go 
to  this  expense  in  producing  a  film  of  such  a  celebrated  character 
3imply  to  3 how  that  he  drank.  As  to  "All  Gone  Up  In  Smoke",  the  plot 
is  perfectly  absurd.  It  might  be  considered  in  u  Sunday  school  for  small 
children,  but  would  have  absolutely  ho  drawing  power  in  a  theatre. 



I  thought  best  to  write  you  and  send  you  copy  of  her  letter, 
as  it  ocouredto  me  that  she  may  wish  to  refer  the  matter  direct  to 
Mr.  Edison. 

Yours  very truly, 

KLnetograph  Dept . , 


Kgr.,  negative  Production. 

KGP/jD . 

Jan.  20,  1914. 

Hies  Harriot  S.  Pritchard, 

Nat'l.  Woman’s  Christian  Temperance  Union, 

1105  Tribune  Bldg. ,  New  York  City. 

Dear  Madam: - 

Referring  to  your  letter  of  January  6th,  I  beg  to  say  that 
we  received  in  due  course  the  two  scenarios  entitled  "Alexander  The 
Great"  and  "All  Gone  Up  In  Smoke"  and  have  given  them  careful  cons id er- 

So  far  as. "Alexander  The  Great  "  goes,  this  would  be  a  very 
expensive  picture  to  produce  adequately,  and  of  course  we  should  not 
want  to  undertake  it  any  other  way.  It  is  not  the  character  of  picture 
that  we  feei  caii~b'e.  done  justice  to  on  this  side.  Such-films  as 
"ftuo. Vadis",  "Anthony  &  Cleopatra"  and  generally  films  dealing  with 
ancient  Gr^etoe  and  Rome,  can  be  done  much  better  in  Europe  than  here 
both  on  account  of  the  surroundings  and  of  the  character  ofactors. 
Therefore,  considered  purely  as  a  scenario  and  without  regard  to  the 
points- which  you  wish  to  bring  out,  we  should  not  be  inclined  to  take 
this- up. 

As  to  1  All, Gone  Up  In  Smoke",  this  st,ory  strikes  us  as  beirg 
exceedingly  commonplace .  it  is  a  type  of  story  tljat  does  not  show  apy 
dramatic  poesibiliiy.  I  can  understand  how  foa.  your  particular  purpose 
it  would  be  useful)  but  we  are  quite  sure  that  it  would  not  be  popular 
with  the- motion  pictures'  theatres  at  large. 


So  far  as  this  studio  is  ooncsrned,  wo  are  not  in  a 
position  at  the  present  time  to  take  up  purely  educational  work. 
.Everything  that  we  put  out  now  must  first  pass  the  test  of  interest 
with  the  general  motion  pioutre  public.  In  this  respect  we  feel  that 
this  plot  fails,  Were  we  in  a  position  and  had  we  an  outlet  for 
distinctly  educational  films,  we  should  he  most  happy  to  take  up 
such  work  as  you  suggest,  hut  at  the  present  time  our  facilities  are 
taxed  to  the  utmost  to  keep  jip  with  out  regular  production,  and  we  are 
therefore  forced  to  decline  to  go  into  work  of  a  purely  educational 
nature.  If  the  moral  that  you  desire  to  make  can  he  incorporated  in 
a  story  which  is  of  interest  in  itself,  we  should  he  very  glad  to  do 
what  we  can. 

I  am  returning. herewith  the  various  documents  which  you 
sent  me,  including  the  two  scenarios,  the  correspondence  and  the 
sketohes.  I  am  sending  in  a  separate  list  a  detailed  memorandum  of 
just  what  we  are  sending  hack,  in  order  that  the  records  may  he 

Regretting  our  inability  to  take  these  up  at  the  preset 

time,  I  am 

Yours  very  truly, 

Thomas  A.  Edison,  Inc., 

Kinetograph  bept. , 

Mgr.  Negative  Production 


dayhadt.  Via  C  earner  a  ial  1141  Am. 

KJOiniHAVil  Jamiary  20th  1914 
(  Bp.  2B.)  Theagaa  A  IUwi,  ■  WeatOranr*,  (  NewJareey.)  " 

Ta*ay  ia  inaugurated  firat  state  raeerd  efflaa  &mL  firat 
Kinetograph  ArohiToa  ia  werld  organised  Stata  af  Demnark 
Ceagratulatiena  received  f ram  great  number  maa  af  Solaaaa.  Jfay  «a 
publish  a  few  wards  fram  you,  ta  wham  Danish  Nation  ia  aa 
greatly  indebted. 


HOT  I:-  A  reply  af  twenty  five  war'd!  has  been  prepaid  be  the 
leader  af  tha  abeve.  Wien  ready -to  'file  ease  kindly  talephaae 
Postal  Telegraph,  Orange  200. 


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January  21,  1914. 

Hr.  M.  R.  Hutchison: 

The  following  is  report  on  Kinetophone 
subjects  received  from  Hessra.  Werner  and  Brace.  The 
criticisms  on  photography,  recording  and  Btage  directing 
are  made  after  consultation  with  Messrs.  Gall  and  Renbold. 

The  following  subjects  v 

5  made  and  films 

1  &  2 
3  &  4 
5  &  6 
7  &  8 
9  &10 
11  &12 
13  &14 
15  &16 
17  &18 

"Das  Rote  Herz" 

" Student enkneipe" 

"Allen  Segen  Komrat  Von  Oben  -- 
"Beieraband  In  Der  Senhutte" 

"Einleitender  Vortrag" 

"Leiter  Zur  Laute" 

"Der  Politicker" 

"Her  Handscfcuh 

A  and  B 
A  and  B 
A  and  B 
A  and  B 
A  and  B 
A  and  B 
A  and  B 
A  and  B 
A  and  B 

Records  were  sent  for  eight  of  these  nine 
subjects,  that  is,  for  all  except  "Alleff  Kommt  Von  Oben". 

Of  these  sixteen  records,  thirteen  were  broken  in  transit, 
leaving  only  "Bas  Rote  Herz"  A  and  B  and  "Student enkneipe 
B  as  complete  subjects 

These,  when  exhibited,  were  unsatisfactory, 
the  photography  being  flat,  hazy  and  granular,  .and  the 
recording  generally  weak  and  indistinct,  both  pictures  and 
records  lacking  the  clear  crispness  of  the  better  subjects 
made  in  the  studio  here. 

Of  these  two  subjects,  "Das  Rote  Herz"  and 
"Studentenkneipe" ,  the  following  criticisms  were  noted: 



Insufficient  and  irregular.  The  upper  parts 
having  more  light  than  the  lower,  which  were  comparatively 


Too  light,  making  the  figures,  particularly 
their  hands  and  faces,  appear  dark  by  contrast.- 

Too  large,  lens  too  wide  open,  giving  insufficient 
depth  of  focus,  poor  detail  and  hazipeBB. 


Apparently  over  exposed  because  of  diaphragm  as 
above ,  producing  flatness  and  lack  of  detail  to  the  figures. 
This,  however,  is  not  certain,  as  the  exposure  to  sea  air 
due  to  improper  packing  may  have  caused  the  flatness  and 
granular  effect  noticed. 

Insufficient,  some  of  the  films  mildewed  and 
granular  from  Boa  air.  Especially  is  "Pas  Rote  Herz"  and 
"Per  Politicker". 



In  "Sfcudentenkneipe" ,  sufficient  in  parts, 
remainder  not  loud  enough.  In  "Pas  Rote  .Herz",  too  low. 


Generally  indistinct  and  muffled.  This  was  caused 
by  the  actors  being  too  far  from  and  not  facing  the  recording 

A.  H.  KENHEBY.  ^ 


Copy  to  Mr.  Edison,  Mr.  Wilson  and  Foreign  Pept. 

Januaries,  1914. 

Mr.  Edieon:- 

As  you  know,  I  have  a  theatre  in  my  house. 

I  have  recently  had  the  house  wired. 

I  have  put  in  a  separate  circuit  from  my 
switchboard  in  the  basement  to  this  theatre,  for  the 
purpose  of  operating  a  Professional  Kinetoscope  and  the 
Home  Kinetoscope,  either  or  both,  for  experimental 
purposes . 

There  are  many  things  which  I  v/iBh  to  investi¬ 
gate  in  this  Kinetoscope,  talking  picture  and  Home  Kinetos¬ 
cope  work.  Owing  to  the  fact  that  I  am  interrupted  con¬ 
stantly  at  the  Laboratory  in  matters  pertaining  lo  the 
business,  it  iB  almost  impossible  forme  to  do  any 
experimenting  or  personal  testing  during  the  daytime.  I 
promised  Mrs.  Hutchison  last  Fall  that  I  would  remain 
home  evenings  as  much  as  possible.  When  I  have  finished 
dictating  my  mail  and  arranging  my  notes  for  my  activities 
the  following  day,  I  oftentimes  have  two  or  three  hours 
before  my  regular  bedtime  -  2  A.  M.  -  that  I  want  to  put 
in  to  good  advantage  and  clear  up  in  my  own  mind  some  of 
the  dogmatic  theoretical  deductions  of  Gall  and  Higham. 

I  have  personally  paid  'for  all  the  wiring, 
switchboards,  etc.  for  this  circuit,  but  am  installing  a 
meter  on  that  circuit,  separate  and  apart  from  the  lighting 
and  other  circuit  in  my  house.  I  have  written  to  the  Public 
Service,  stating  that  this  circuit  is  to  be  treated'  as  a 
branch  of  Thomas  A.  Edison  Inc.  ,  until  further  hotice, 


in  order  that  power  rates,  and  not  lighting  r 
be  charged  on  operation  of  same. 

I  told  them  to  render  bill  monthly  to  Ti 
Edison,  Inc.  covering  the  reading  of  this  pa: 

,  will 


I  keep  close  track  of  power  i 

and  if  I  give  any 

r  friendB  of  my  childr- 

will  charge  myself  for  the  current  used  fo: 

picture  phonograph  amplification  that  are  t 
ie,  awaiting  the  completion  of  the  Foreign  f 
Practically  every  available  man  that  knows 

thing  about  Kinetophom 


. .Hmbji.rsJLiSfe.». _ station _ _ .191 

Thoa  A. Edison 

Lakewood  N.J. 

Dear  s  r..  The  action  0f  j^ny  kinds  of  machinery  such 
trucks  has  never  been  observed  in  good  shape  while  at  a  high 
rate  of  speed  on  curves  eto.You  might  extend  your  moving  pit- 
ure  biz  in  this  manner  that  is  taking  pitures  of  them  them 
the  #MM  action  could  be  studied  at  leaeure  this  might  show 
v/here  improvements  could  be  made. 

Yours  truly, 

'  J.B.Ide 

Thomas  A.  Edison, Inc. 

Orange, N.J..U.S.  A. 

Edison  Phonographs  and  Records.  Edison  Primary  Batteries 
EdisonKinetoscopes  andMotion  Picture  Films 
Edison  Home  Kinetoscopes  and  Motion  Picture  Films 
Edison  Dictating  Machines.  EdisonKinetophones 
Edison  A. C. Rectifiers  and  Edison  House  Lighting  Controllers 

Address  your  Reply  to 

Edison  Studio,  2826  Decatur  Avenue 
Bedford  Park,  New  York 

Hr.  V/ra.  H.  Meadow  craft, 

Laboratory,  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Inc., 
Orange,  l.'.j. 

Jan.  28,1014. 

Lear  Ur.  I.Ieadowcraft:- 

I  have  yours  of  the  23rd  anil  am  very  glad 
to  have  an  opportunity  to  demonstrate  the  higher  grade  of  Edison 

Wo  have  had  several  lists  made  up  somewhat 
of  the  nature  that  you  indicate,  hut  in  view  of  the  fact  that  Mrs . 
Edison  wants  this,  wo  are  nor;  making  up  a  complete  new  list  and 
doing  it  with  considerable  care.  X  oxpeot  to  have  this  'ready  with¬ 
in  a  day  or  two  and  will  then  send  it  to  you. 

It  is  needloss  to  say  that  I  very  much  ap¬ 
preciate  the  personal  remark  in  your  letter. 

Yours  very  truly, 
Kine^ogi^ _ 

Hgr.  Negative  /Production. 




Minutes  of  the  1:1  at  Meeting 
of  the 

Kinctoceopo  &  Kinotophono  Committee-— 
Held  January  20;,.  1014 
at  4:00  V.  U. 

In  the  Executive  Committee  Hoorn. 

Preedit:  Messrs.  Plimpton,  X.  C,  EcChoanoy,  Farrell ,  Gall, 
X.  V .  UcCliosney  and  Maxwell .  Absent:  Messrs.  Steveno  and 
Hutchison.  • 

Mr,  I,.  V/.  McChonney  inquired  when  the  new  ( 
projecting  machine  will  ho  turned  over  to  the  chop.  Mr.  Gall 
stated  that  the  machine  is  complete  and  xg  now  being  tooted  out 
hy  Kr.  Edison.  Mr.  Gall  expects  that  Kr.  Edison*  s  tests  will  he 
completed  hy  the  end  of  the  week,  V7hen  the  machine  will  he  ex¬ 
amined  by  a  committee  from  the  factory.  Mr.  IlcChcnuey  stated 
that  with  our  present  machine  it  bocqs  hopolecs  to  do  roich  of  a 
business.  The  present  model  is  in  considerable  disfavor  with 
exhibitors.  To  meet  some  of  the  criticisms  made  would  involve 
considerable  expense  in  redesigning  which  is  probably  not  war¬ 
ranted  ,  and  an  aggressive  sales  campaign  would  involve  an  expense 
that  is  probably  out  of  proportion  to  the  possible  sales.  The 
principal  complaint  is  as  always  tho  noise  nude  by  the  machine. 
Mr.  Gall  stated  that  the  gears  of  our  prooent  model  v/ill  not 
make  an  undue  amount  of  noise  if  the  proper  centre  distances  are 
maintained.  Mr.  HcChenney  stated  that  some  of  tho  troubles  seem 
to  lio  at  tho  door  of  the  assembling  department.  Kr.  Farrell 
stated  that  not  all  of  the  machines  are  noisy,  showing  that  it  is 
not  oo  "much  the  fault  of  the  design  and  material  used  as  of  tho 
manner  in  which  the  gears  are  cut  end  the  mechanisms  assembled. 
Kr  . X.  '.7 .  McChecnoy  stated  that  this  matter  has  beon  taken  up 
with  Ur.  Loosing,  and  the  latter  believes  tho  trouble  can  bo 
overcome  to  a  large  extent. 

Mr.  x.  v;.  McChcsnoy  referred  to  the  demand 
created  in  some  quarters  by  municipal  legislation  for  a  14" 
magazine  -  or  larger.  Mr.  Gall  stated  that  he  has  designed  a 
16"  magazine  and  Rhnrlow  is  now  building  a  sample.  Mr.  Farrell 
stated  tint  in  conference  with  Mr.  Kennedy  tho  .opinion  wan  fornod 
that  wo  could  liavo  this  magazine  ready  for  tho  trade  about  March 
10th.  Hr.  X,.  V/.  McChosney  eta  tod  that  it  would  havo  to  lie 
offered  as  an  option  at  an  extra  price,  as  Mr.  Kedfoorn  lias 
stated  that  our  present  cquinment  is  all  wo  can  put  on  the  irxxchino 
at  $250  liot. 

Kr.  X.  ?/.  KcChosnoy  brought  up  the  matter  of  the 
Amorican  Motion  Picture  Supply  League,  a  co-operative  society 
supposed  to  havo  the  support  of  about  200  exhibitors.  Their 
buoinoos  is  chiefly  supplying  spurious  parts  made  by  one  Baird. 
They  purchase  from  us  about  $loq  por  month  of  parts  that  Baird 
dobs  not  manufacture.  They  sell  goods  to  exhibitors  at  nearly 
tho  same  prioo  they  pay'  us.  Ur.  McChosney  thought-  it  might  bo 
well  to  withdraw  dealers’  discounts  from  them  as  they  "are  not 
buying  machines.  Aftor  discussion  it  was  decided  to  do. so.  - 

Mr.  L.  W.  UcChotmoy  brought  up  the  question  of  a  sample 
print  for  London,  inasmuch  as  London  nor;  wants  to  got  sample 
prints  ao  uoon  as  tlioy  arc  made.  Decided  after  dioounnion  to 
oeo  if  samples  cannot  ha  provided  by  Gsumont.  With  reference  to 
the  sale  of  our  sample  print  in  Hot;  York,  .in  view  of  the  fact 
that  we  can  no  longer  disposes  of  the  sample  print  to  London,  it 
was  decided  to  adopt  tentatively  the  plan  of  repairing  the 
sections  that  are  scratched.  Kr.  Plimpton  will  cor.municato 
with  the  London  office.  Until  an  arrangement  io  made  for 
dapaont  to  furnish  sample  psrinto.wc  will  make  an  extra  sample 
which  will  be  sent  to  London  with  the  negative.  Decided  after 
further  discussion  to  communicate  with  Mr;  Stevens,  which  Mr. 
I’limpton  will  do. 

Sir.  Plimpton  referred  to  the  fact  that  olneo  we  have  been 
shipping  perforated  positive  to  the  Studio,  considerable  trouble 
has  been  experienced  with  it  and  ho  in  inclined  to  think  they 
would  better  go  back  to  the  old  net tod  of  perforating  their  own 
positive.’  Mr.  Gall  explained  why  it  in  not  advisable  to  chip 
perforated  positive  and  agrees  with  Mr.  Plimpton  that  the  Studio 
should  perforate  it3  own.  Mr.  Plimpton  pointed  out  that  thin 
would  require  the  purchase  of  a  perforating  machine.  The  matter 
io  recommended  to  the  attention  of  Mr.  Wilson. 

'll.  Maxwell, 


Copies  to  all  cosroitteo  members  and  to  Messrs;  Jidioon,- 
Wiloon,  Borggron,  Kckert,  Leeming  and  Hutchison; 

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n.  Rogers,  of  the  Linton  South  American  Company  (Kinetophone) : 

"December  27th,  1913. 

SUEJECT  -  Lima,  Peru,  to  Valparaiso,  C&ile 
and  the  'fleet  Coast  of  South  America. 

I  will  endeavor  to  give  my  impressions  of  the  history,  people, 
commerce,  resources,  etc,  of  South  America,  and  particularly  the 
way  in  which  the  natives  received  our  Edison  Talking  Pictures. 

The  Linton  South  American  Company  left  Callao,  Peru,  October 
27,  1913,  en  route  to  Valparaiso,  Chile.  After  getting  our 
baggage  through  the  Custom  House  and. taken  oh  board  the  steam¬ 
ship  ORITA  (which  was  a  long  tiresome  job)  we  said  good-bye  to 
Lima  and  set  sail  for  Valparaiso ,  Chile.  Valparaiso  is,  as  you 
know,  the  largest  port  on  the  Pacific  Coast  of  South  America. 

The  steamship  ORITA  is  an  English  steamer,  owned  by  the  Pacific 
Steam  and  navigation  Company,  and  is  a  very  good  boat  of  10,000 
tons.  On  the  steamer  we  got  very  good  meals,  nice  staterooms, 
reading  and  smoking  rooms,  good  barber  shop,  steamer  chairs, 
fair  sized  decks  to  stretch  our  legs,  and  quite  a  few  games  to 
clay.  Music  with  meals,  hot  and  cold  salt  water  baths  -  in 
fact  it  was  a  real  steamer  and  not  like  the  MEXICO  which  I 
had  to  take  from  Panama  to  Callao. 

I  mention  all  these  things  because  one  does  not  get  good  meals 
and  a  clean  bath  when  on  land  on  the  West  Coast  of  South  America 
The  list  of  passengers  included  the  usual  ntlmber  of  people  from 
all  Countries,  including  America,  England,  Germany,  Chile,  Spain 
etc.  Notably,  among  these  people  were  the  monks  who  took  my 
attention  from  the  start.  These  monk*  are  very  interesting  men. 


Their  dress  consists  of  a  long,  dark-brown  robe  with  hood,  and 
a  long  silk  coEd  tied  around  their  waist  to  hold,  them  together. 
They  wear  no  shoes,  only  sandals.  It  would  be  much  better  if  they 
wore  shoes,  especially  when  they  come  into  the  dining  room,  as 
their  dirty  feet  are  not  always  a  pleasant  thing  to  see  when  at 
meals.  Their  hair  is  cut  high  in  the  back.  Their  neckB  are 
shaded.  There  is  also  a  little  round  spot  on  top  of  their  heads. 

X  noticed  them  severaltimes  sitting  at  the  dining  table  with 
their  dark  robes  and  hoods  pulled  up  over  their  heads.  It  remind 
me  of.  our  bicycle  riders  in  a  six-day  race  on  Friday  night, 
with  their  long,  thin-drawn  faces  and  not  a  word  to  say. 

The  iaHjcx  voyage  down  the  West  Coast  of  South  America  is  full 
of  interesting  incidents.  The  weather  was  clear  and  warm  at 
mid-day  and  very  cool  at  night.  I  was  lucky  enough  to  have 
moonlight,  and  the  stars  were  out  by  the  thousands.  One  of  the 
principal  sights  at  night  is  the  Southern  Cross  which  is  some¬ 

thing  we  do  not  see  in  the  North.  Here  and  there  we  met  passing 
steamers,  great  flocks  of  birds  and  sea  turtles.  The  water  of, 
the  Pacific  Ocean  is  a  very  deep  blue,  and  at  night  the  phosphor¬ 
us  in  the  water  is  a  beautiful  sight.  On  the  second  day  at  sea, 
we  anchored  off  the  port  of  Mellando,  Peru,  October  29,  1913. 

This  is  a  small  village,  laid  out  right  on  the  beach,  at  the 
foot  of  the  mountains.  Small  wooden  shacks,  dirty  people, 
streets  very  narrow,  in  fact  they  should  not  be  called  streets 
at  all.  The  mountains  run  up  almost  from  Jrhe  shore  to  an 
altitude  of  7,000  feet.  No  vegetation  on  them  at  all.  A  dark 
yellowish-brown  sand  and  rock,  with  a  streak  of  pure  white 
sand  here  and  there  on  top  of  the  mountains.  Just  like  Bpots 
of  snow.  With  the  hot  sun  beating  down  on  them,  you  know  that 


it  is  not  snov;.  We  anchored  here  long  enough  to  take  on  our 

cargo  and  set  sail  for  the  small  port  called  Arica,  first  port 

of  Chile,  and  the  most  northern  tovm  afChile.  Here  the  steamer 
had  to  anchor  for  fumigation  and  sanitary  inspection.  Arica  is 
a  pretty  little  spot  and  laid  out  on  a  natural  hay,  which  makes 
navigation  and  loading  steamers  with  cargo  very  good.  Aricajis 
connected  by  railroad  with  Laplaz,  a  large  city  inland.  Arica 
exports  copper,  salt  and  sulphur.  The  imports  are  coal, 
machinery  and  general  merchandise.  We  sailed  from  Arica  at  9 

A.  M.  October  30th,  1913  for  Iquiqui ,  arriving  at  the  port 

4.30  P.  U.  the  same  day.  We  kept  pretty  close  to  shoreihere 
and  the  scenery  is  just  like  the  Palisades  of  the  Hudson,  only  the  mountains  are  higher.  The  climate  is  very  warm 
and  it  takes  all  the  life  out  of  you.  The  only  thing  to  do  is 
to  lay  out  on  deck  and  take  thingseasy.  Iquiqui  is  quite  a 
large  town  and  is  a- very  busy  center.  It  is  best  known  for 
its  exports  of  nitrate  of  soda.  Here  are  located  the  famous 
nitrate  mines  owned  by  Americans  and  Englishmen.  It  is  from 
these  mines  that  Chile  gets  its  large  revenue  which  supports 
the  country.  Without  these  nitrate  mines,  Chile  v/ould  be  a  very 
bad  financial  spot.  Prom  the  bay  at  Iquiqui,  you  get  a  very 
fine  view  of  the  wonderful  railroad  that  zig-zags  right  up  the 
face  of  the  mountains  and  circles  around  the  peaks  until  it  is 
out  of  sight,  nothing  but  a  cloud  of  smoke  left  behind. 

Leaving  Iquiqui  at  7.30  P.  M.  October  30th,  we  sailed  for 
Neyillones,  a  small  shipping  port  for  wodl,  cotton,  nitrate, 
Iodine,  tin  and  copper.  ThiB  tovm  is  connected  by  rail  with 
Antifogesta,  and  is  only  used  as  a  shipping  jade  port  to  relieve 



The  next  port  at  which  we  arrived  was  Antifogesta,  and  is  the 
mostxa£  important  of  all  northern  ports.  It  also  struck  me  as 
the  most  interesting.  It  derives  much  of  its  pax  prosperity 
from  the  fact  that  it  is  the  port  through  viiich  passes  the 
greater  part  of  the  exporljand  import  trade  of  Bolivia,  Being  the 
terminal  of  the  Antifogesta  and  La  Paz  railroad.  You  understand, 
Eolivia  is  a  country  inland,  and  has  no  outlet  at  all,  except 
through  this  port,  which  Belongs  to  Chile.  I  might  state  here 
that  Bolivia  is  one. of  the  countries  least  known  Because  of  its 
Being  so  far  inland.  But  it  has  wonderful  wealth  and  resources. 

I  went  ashorfc  at  Antifogesta  and  had  the  time  of  my  life.  Here 
the  heavy  swell  of  the  ocean  almost  prevents  working  of  vessels 
at  all.  I  went  down  the  ladder  at  the  side  of  the  steamer  and 
into  a  small  rowBoat  which  takes  you  ashore.  Just  as  soon  as  I 
stepped  into  the  Bmall  Boat,  the  large  waves  swept  over  me  and 
nearly  carried  me  overboard.  However,  it  was  a  warm  day,  and  I 
proceeded  ashore  as  though  nothing  had  happened. 

Believe  me,  I  was  glad  when  I  got  ashore.  The  waves  were  something 
f ierce.xixxmxs  On  getting  near  shore,  I  kxxx  saw  one  of  the 
greatest  sights  I  have  ever  seen.  Thousands  of  large  Birds,  like 
sea-  gulls,  flying  all-around,  that  they  almost  hid  the  sky.  They 
would  fly  around  until  they  saw  something  in  the  water  and  then 
dive  down  like  a  shot,  hitting  the  water  with  great  force.  It 
looked  like  a  rainstorm  of  Birds.  I  have  seen  moving  pictures 
of  these  Birds  at  home,  But  could  not  Believe  them.  Seeing  them 
in  real  life,  however,  is  certainly  a  wonderful  sight.  In 
addition  to  these  Birds,  the  sea  was  full  of  sealB  and  sealions 
swimming  around  all  over,  almost  upsetting  the  rowBoat.  However, 


t  e„t  .Jjr  »  tor.  to  «  «“  **'  S“““ 


While  on  shore,  X  met  a  few  Americans  .ho  .ere  in  to.n  from  the 

mines.  The  famous  Guggenheim  copper  mines  are.  located  here, 

about  fifty  miles  inland.  They  certainly  had  some  very  xntenest- 

ing  stories  to  tell,  of  .hich  I  .ill  tell  you  later. 

j  left  Antifogesta  October  31.  1913,  for  Coquito,  the  next  port . 

,  , ,  ,  -  town  is  the  same  A/s 

arriving  there  November  thira.  This  tow. 

other  small  ports,  with  the  narrow  streets,  a.  sma 

the  natives  stroll  around  in  the  evening,  a  small  theatre,  a 

church  afcd  a  few  stores,  etc. 

,  left  coquito  to  .to  W  for  vlr.r.i.o  to  arlvins  tor. 
,.,«W  5,  *  9  A.  B.  »  loft  <■»«  *°  f° 

ashore  to  introduce  the  talking  pictures. 

This  voyage  of  seven  days  down  the  West  Coast  .as  a  delightful 
trip.  We  had  fine  weather ,  clear  .arm  days  and  beautiful  moon¬ 
light  nights,  having  only  one  or  two  days  of  rough  sea. 

Stopping  at  the  email  town*  and  going  ashore  in  row  boats,  proved 
very  interesting.  But  they  are  towns  X  would  not  care  to  stay  in 
very  long,  as  the  hotel  accomodations  are  very  poor.  You  can 
imagine  Just  ho.  the  villages  are  laid  out  on  the  barren  sand 
at  the  foot  of  the  mountains,  away  from  civilisation  altogether. 
While  ashore  in  these  small  villages,  X  kwpt  my  eye  on  our 
steamer,  for  fear  it  would  go  away  and  leave  me,  in  which  case 
I  would  have  surely  died.  These  towns  along  the  west  coast  of 
South  America  are  no  place  to  live.  Beopie  who  do  live  there  are 
carrying  on  the  great  shipping  industry  of  natural  resources 
in  which  there  are  thousands  of  dollars- made  each  year.  There  is 
enormous  wealth  yet  to  be  shipped  from  these  ports  of  South 



The  shipping  facilities  are  very  poor.  Neither  a  dock  or  pier  on 
the  whole  west  coast.  All  the  cargo  is  transferred  to  small  boats 
and  then  taken  ashore. 

Chile  is  very  poor  at  present,  and  has  not  the  means  to  carry  out 
the  great  work  laid  out  for  her.  If  Americans  would  only  wake  up 
and  come  do™  here  with  their  capital  and  brains,  they  would  make 
fortunes.  But  don't  think  you  can  pick  it  up  in  the  streets,  be¬ 
cause  this  is  not  the  case.  Competition  is  veoy  keen,  and  one 
has  to  think  and  work  hard  to  put  up  with  all  kinds  of  hardships 
to  succeed.  A  man  who  can  do  this  will  succeed.  All  these  small 
ports  need  improvements,  electric  light street  improvements, 
sanitary  improvements,  amusements,  schools  and  a  lot  of  domestic 
improvements  for  the  developing  of  the  homes,  all -of  which  go  to 
make  South  America  a  wonderful  country  in  years  to  come. 

V,e  landed  on  shore  at  Valparaiso  10  A.  U.  Ho# ember  3,  1913,  and 
after  getting  our  baggage  through  the  Custom  House,  proceeded 
to  the  Royal  Hotel,  let  me  give  you  a  brief  description  of 
Valparaiso,  .the  largest  port  on  the  west  coast  of  South  America, 
looking  at  the  city  from  the  deck  of  the  steamer,  it  presents  a 
very  picturesque  view.  The  residences  are  all  built  on  the  side 
of  a  very  Bteep  hill  causing  the  city  to  have  the  form  of  an 
amphitheatre.  This  looks  like  one  town  built  on  top  of  another. 
As  a  commercial  center,  it  has  no  equal  on  the  west  coast,  and 
it  is  the  home  of  all  the  leading  business  men  in  Chile. My 
observations  of  the  business  done  in  Valparaiso  leads  me  to 
believe  that  it  is  all  controlled  by  the  English  and  Germans. 
Principally  English,  very  few  Americans.  I  will  tell  you  more 
about  this  in  my  next  letter. 

The  offices,  factories;  tanks  and  shops  are  erected  on  a  lerel 
plain  of  very  limited  area,  about  500  feet  wide,  running  all 
around  the  hay.  in  a  half  circle  and  at  the  foot  of  a  hill,  and 
about  a  dozen  lifts  or  elevators  carry  passengers  to  and  from 
the  business  center.  It  is  quite  a  sight  to  see  all  these  lifts 
running  up  and  down  the  side  of  the  hill  all  around  the  bBjf.  The 
hame  "Valparaiso"  signified  "Vale  of  Paradise",  but  you  can 
take  it  from  me,  it  is  no  paradise,  as  the  land  is  arid,  all 
rock  and  sand  and  no  vegetation  at  all.  It  never  rains  here 
except  about  one  month  of  the  year,  and  then  in  the  Winter  time. 

I  have  not  seen  a  drop  of  rain  since  leaving  Panama.  This  is  the 
cause  of  so  much  dirt  and  dusty  xis  streets,  and  you  can  imagine 
what  a  country  looks  like  without  any  green  trees.  Eut  taking  the 
city  in  all,  it  is  a  pretty  nice  place,  compared  with  Lima  and 
the  rest  of  the  townB  along  the  west  coast. 

Valparaiso  is  the  New  York  of  Chile.  It  is  also  where  they  had 
an  earthquake  in  1906,  killing  several  thousands  of  people  and 
destroying  the  principal  buildings.  It  was  only  last  night, 
December  28th,  that  I  was  awakened  by  a  slight  earthquake  shock. 

I  woke  up,  feeling  a  sort  of  shock  and  rumbling,  as  though 
someone  had  hit  the  hotel  with  a  sledge  hammer.  The  chandelier 
in  my  room  was  rattling  to  beat  the  band,  but  it  was  all  over  in 
an  instant.  I  fhojight  I  was  dreaming.  Next  morning,  I  did  not 
say  anything  about  my  experience,  but  when  the  papers  came  out, 

I  wqs  convinced  that  it  wqs  no  dream  '.but  the  real  thing. 
Probably  you  have  seen  some  mention  of  it  in  the  home  papers. 
ThiB  is  the  second  earthquake  shock  I  have  experienced.  One  in 
Panama  and  one  here.  I  ani  afraid  if  there  is  number  three,  there 
will  be  something  doing.  The  Royal  Hofei,  at  which  I  am  stopping, 

ie  located  on  the  main  business  street  at  the  foot  of  the  hill, 
and  if  the  houses  on  top  of  us  were  to  come  tumbling  down ,  there 
would  be  Se  nothing  left  of  me. 

Valparaiso  has  fair  streets,  modern  buildings,  good  street  cars 
and  train  service.  Y/hen  we  landed  here,  we  ran  into  a  strike, 
and  the  city  was  in  a  very  bad  condition  financially.  Troups 
were  all  along  the  streets,  one  on  fro*nt  and  the  rear  of  each 
street  car.  lady  conductors,  and  they  can  ring  JlP  fares  and  run 
along  the  side  boards  of  cars  as  good  as  any  man.  Strikes  are 
quite  frequent  in  Valparaiso.  The  last  one  w as  caused  by  the 
municipal  authorities  having  to  photograph  the  longshoremen 
for  identification. x&tnsx  This  the  men  refused  to  do.  They  also 
wanted  eight  hours  per  day  and  same  money.  These  longshoreman 
are  a  bad  lot,  and  their  photographs  were  needed  for  looking 
them  up  in  troubles. 

The  strike  was  soon  over.  As  soon  ae  the  men  run  out  of  money , 
they  get  hungry  and  go  back  to  work.  But  this  is  not  the  real 
trouble  with  the  working  clasB.  I  will  say  in  my  next  letter  how 
strikes  and  revolutions  are  always  going  on  in  South  America. 

Y/e  had  the  Bame  trouble  landing  our  Kineto phone  outfit  as  v.e 
did  in  lima,  lowered  it  over  the  side  of  the  steamer  and  then 
carried  it  ashore  in  rov/boats.  It  was  a  miracle  that  we  have 
not  had  some  parts  of  the  machine  smashed,  by  the  wsjythey  are 
handled.  Y/e  gave  several  exhibitions  in  Valparaiso  and  surround¬ 
ing  towns,  all  of  which  were  carried  out  0,-K. ,  causing  quite  a 
sensation.  Everyone  who  saw  our  pictures  were  much  pleased,  and 
all  wanted  to  know  how  it  is  worked.  Our  first  performance  took 
place  ih  a  summer  resort  called  Vina  del  Mar,  about  five  miles 
from  Valparaiso,  located  right  on  the  ocean.  It  is  a  very  wealthy 


plaoe,  something  like  our  Newport  in  the  States.  A  nice  race 
track,  cricket  field ,  .tennis  courts,  foot-hall  field,  etc.  Also 
a  very  nice  theatre. 

People  here  showed  a  great  deal  of  enthusiasm  over  our  pictures, 
especially  the  Spanishlecture ,  which  always  makes  a  hit.  It  was 
very  amusing  to  see  how  these  people  acted.  Applause  all  through 
the  picture,  and  after  the  picture  was  over,  there  was  the 
greatest  lot  of  chattering  you  ever  heard,  especially  the  young 
Senoritas.  Let  me  say  here  that  there  are  some  beautiful  Spanish 
Senoritas  there,  and  dress  equally  aB  good  as  our  girls  on 
Broadway.  If  I  could  only  speak  the  language  a  little  better, 

I  might  bring  one  home  with  me. 

Theatres  in  Valparaiso  are  pretty  much  the  same  as  those  in  the 
States.  One  or  two  places,  they  use  the  white  plaster  wall  for 
the  screen,  in  which  case  we  had  to  put  the  phonograph  in  front 
of  the  screen  with  some  kind  of  decorated  screen  around  it  to 
protect  it  from  the  view  of  the  audience.  I  have  got  two  nstive 
boys  broken  in  and  now  run  the  pictures  fairly  well,  only  you 
have  to  watch  them.  They  are  pretty  much  like  babies  and  must 
be  told  how  to  do  everything.  In  travelling  around  these  parts  of 
the  World,  one  comes  in  contact,  with  all  kinds  of  men.  Some  come 
to  town  from  the  -interior  with  their  tales  of  undiscovered  wealth, 
some  engineers  who  are  laying  out  new  railroads,  salesmen  from 
all  parts  of  the  World,  and  they  have  all  got  wonderful  money¬ 
making  schemes.  South  America  is  the  refuge  for  all  kinds  of  bad 
men  and  crooks.  Men  who  had  to  leave  their  Countries  to  evade 
the  laws,  etc.  and  one  has  to  be  pretty  careful.  You  must  keep  a 
level  head  and  no  booze,  or  they  will  trim  you.  The  Englishmen 
here  especially  cannot  figure  me  out,  so  apparently  unsophit- 


ticated  and  travelling  over  the  country  with  the  greatest  in¬ 
vention  of  the  age,  as  they  express  it. 

With  my  best  regards,  I  remain, 

Yours  Bincerely, 

John  R.  Rogers, 

"January  7,  1914. 

Starting  froip  Valparaiso  dt  8  A.  M.  on  the  morning  of  November 
6,  19 IS ,  I  proceeded  on  my  journel  from  Valparaiso  to  Santiago, 
the  Capital  of  Chile.  After  getting  our  baggage  safely  on  board 
the  train  pulled  out  of  Valparaiso  running  along  the  shore,  and 
almost  making  a  half  circle  before  going  inland,  and  giving  one 
a  beautiful  view  of  the  bay  and  summer  cottages  along  the  water 
front.  The  train  ride  from  Valparaiso  to  Santiago  was  full  of 
interesting  incidents  and  beautiful  scenery.  It  is  a  wonderful 
ride  through  the  mountains,  winding  in  and  out  of  the  valleys 
at  times  on  top  of  the  mountains  and  then  again  way  down  in  the 
valley.  Here  and  there  a  few  thatched  huts  on  the  mountainside 
making  you  wonder  how  any  living  being  could  survive  in  such  a 
place  or  wilderness;  a  few  goats  grazing  on  the  mountainside , 
and  once  in  a  while  you  see  a  condor  soaring  around  in  the  air 
looking  for  itB  prey.  The  mountains,  as  a  rule,  are  bare  rock 
and  sand,  and  not  a  sign  of  vegetation,  only  at  the  amajl 
villages.  Here  the  trains  stop  to  take  on  a  few  passengers,  and 
where  the  native  Indian  women  come  to  town  with  their  baskets  of 
fruit  to  seil  the  passengers.  They  have  beadtiful  cherries, 
peculiar  looking  plums  and  several  other  kinds  of  the  native 
fruit  which  I  have  never  seen  before',  but  it  was  very  delicious. 
In  making  a  trip  like  this,  the  average  tourist  simply  takes  in 
the  scenery,  noting  the  mountains ,  villages,  etc.  But  to  me  the 
trip  impressed  me  as  a  wonderful  piece  of  engineering.  If  one 


would  only  stop  to  consider  the  enormous 
and  obstacles  that  had  to  he  overcome  to 

amount  of  difficulties 
accomplish  this  wonderful 

railroad.  X  think  they  would  appreciate  the  scenery  much  more. 

In  going  over  the  railroad,  you  go  up  and  down  the  mountains, 
through  tunnels,  and  it  sometimes  looks  as  though  you  were  going 
to  run  right  up  the  side  of  the  mountain,  only  ti  find  yourself 
winding  around  and  into  another  valley.  Upon  approaching  Santiago 
you  get  a  view  of  the  wonderful  snow-covered  Andes.  To  Ve  riding 
jcfcfch  in  a  train  with  the  thermometer  about  ninety  degrees,  ■  nd 
looking  up  at  the  snow  oh  the  mountains,  is.  indeed  a  wonderful 
sight.  I  arrived  in  Santiago  the  same  day.  Takes  about  seven 
hours  to  make  a  trip  covering  about  one  hundred  miles.  This  would 
be  considered  very  monotonous  in  the  States,  but  here  it  is 
different,  as  there  is  no  object  and  besides  it  is  impossible  to 
go  anywhere  any  faster  over  these  mountains. 

Santiago  is  the  capital  of  Chile,  and  has  a  population  of  about 
400,000,  including  the  real  natives  and  all.  Santiago  is  laid  out 
on  a  large  plateau  right  in  rhe  center  of  the  mountains,  and  is 
completely  surrounded  by  them.  The  city  is  laid  out  in  a  systemat- 
ic  manner  with  nice  asphalt  streets  all  run  at  right  angles  to 
each  other  and  nice  small  plazas  distributed  throughout  the 
city  present  a  very  picturesque  appearance.  There  is  a  nice 
botanical  garden,  zoological  garden,  race  track,  etc.  The  race 
track  is  a.  very  pretty  spot,  beautiful  gardens  with  flower  beds i 
walks,  fountains ,  hotels,  etc.  Some  very  fine  horses,  as  good 
os  those  in  the  States,  and  very  fast.  The  betting  is  all  wide 
open,  and  one  can  bet  aemuch  as  he  wants.  At  the  race  track,  you 
see  the  cream  of  the  Chilian  people,  and  some  beautiful  women 

who  are  tall,  dark,  with  wonderful  eyes,  all  playing  the  races 
as  well  as  men.  When  you  eit  down  in  the  &rand-stanu,  you  see 
b.  wonderful  eight.  Sitting  there  in  summer  clothes,  straw  hats 
and  hot  ss  H-—  and.  yet  looking  up  at  the  mountains  all  covered 
with  snow,  is  a  wonderful  sifeht.  No  hull  fights  in  Chile.  Against 
the  law.  Eut  you  have  the  lottery.  Lots  of  slot  mehines,  etc. 

Santa  Lucia  is  the  principal  sight  of  Santiago,  and  a  beautiful 
spot.  Natural  hill  of  rock,  laid  out  in  a  park  about  700  feet 
high,  right  in  the  center  of  the  city,  from  which  you  get  a 
wonderful  view  of  the  whole  city  and  surrounding  mountains.  On 
the  top  of  this  hill,  you  see  some  of  the  most  xaHiixgxi 
wonderful  sunsets  in  the  World.  The  cloud  effect  is  beautiful 
and  looks  as  though  the  whole  city  were  on  fire.  To  see  the  sun 
shining  on  those  brownstone  end  send  mountains  in  the  evening 
nroouoes  some  wonderful  colors. 

Leaving  the  center  of  the  city,  you  soon,  get  into  the  slums  of 
the  narrow,  dirty  streets  and  small  houses.  I  visited  the 
cemetery  of  Santiago  and  found  it  is  a  very  interesting  jiiasx. 
place.  Here  you  see  tomb6  of  all  their  passed  heroes,  carefully 
laid  out  like  small  cities,  all  nice  narrow  streets  running  at 
rieht  angles  to  eafch  other  3pf  lined  up  on  each  side  with  nice 
trees  and  walls.  Eut  it  is  a  worrisome  Bight.  Very  few  men. go 
to  the  cemetery.  All  women,  and  most  the  very  poor  people,  who 
are  all  dressed  in  black.  Heads  with  nothing  showing  but  a  small 
portion  of  the  face.  ' 

While  X  was  there,  two  funerals  drove  up  to  the  gate  of  the 
cemetery  (they  don't  enter).  Carriage  stops  at  gate.  The  coffin 
is  taken  out  and  put  on  the  handcart  and  wheeled  to  the  vault 
assigned  for  it.  Lift  coffin  from  car*,  push  it  into  vault,  close 

the  vault  and  then  away  again.  No  ceremony  or  commotion  of  any 
kind  shown.  They  bury  these  people  as  if  they  were  doge. No  women 
attend  the  funerals.  All  men.  I  did  not  see  them  after  the 
funeral.  I  suppose  they  all  got  drunk  afterwards.  Some  of  the 
interesting  incidents  and  sightsof  the  city  were  the  water  wagon 
for  sprinkling  the  streets.  It  consists  of  a  tank  mounted  on  two 
wheels,  water  run  out  of  a  faucet  at  the  end  and  falls  onto  the 
steel  plate  about  tv;o  feet  long.  From  this  it  gets  its  spray 
and  sprinkles  the  streets.  No  perforated  sprinklers.  The  only 
method  of  sprinkling  they  have  is  from  the  water. 

Santiago  has  its  old-fashioned  upper-deck  street  cars.  The  upper 
deck  is  second  class.  They  have  lacy  conductors.  Policemen 
have  uniforms  just  like  a  German  soldier.  At  night  they  all 
carry  whistles  and  keep  blowing  them  all  night.  (Sounds  like 
our  peanut  roasters  at  home) . 

I  went  into  a  barber  shop,  and  had  the  time  of  my  life.  Although 
the  barber  did  disfigure  me  for  life,  it  was  interesting.  After 
he  got  through  cutting  my  hair,  I  had  a  shampoo,  and  when  my 
head  was  full  of  sjap,  the  barber  shoved  my  head  over  a  sink 
and  washed  the  soap  off  with  a  small  sprinkling  water  can  just 
like  one  of  our  garden  Epr inkling  cans  at  home.  It  wqs  certainly 
funny. Hotel  accomodations  are  fair,  only  you  have  to  wait  a 
couple  of  hours  for  a  bath.  They  have  to  heat  the  water  with  a 
small  gas  burner.  The  food  is  mostly  Spanish  end  Italian.  I  am 
getting  to  be  a  regular  "Wop"  and  can  eat  their  water  bread, 

Cans  ells ,  Spaghetti,  etc.  in  fair  style  now.  (Eut  oh  for  a  meal 
in  the  Knickerbocker  or  NcAlpin) . 

People  here  take  life  easy  on  account  of  the  warm  climate.  The 
middle  of  the  clay  is  very  hot  and  very  cool  in  the  night.  People 
go  to  work  at.  8  A.  M. ,  stop  at  11.30,  shops  and  everything  close 
until  2  P.  M. ,  then  stop  for  the  day  at  6  P.  K.  After  this  they 
go  to  the  Plaza  and  listen  to  the  hand  until  8  P.  M. ,  then  go  to 
dinner  about  8.30  or  9  P.  II.  So  much  for  the  description  of  the 
city,  etc. 

How  for  the  Kinetophone  and  theatre  experience. 

Several  exhibitions  of  our  talking  pictures  were  given  at  San¬ 
tiago  ,  demonstrating  in  five  theatres  in  all-  Fotahly  amongst 
those  wa.s  the  private  "exhibition  to 'President  LUco  of  Chile. 

This  exhibition  took  place  in  the  President's  palace.  This 
palace  is  a  wonderful  old  building.  It  has  very  large  rooms 
with  beautiful  heavy  carved  mahogany  furniture  and  oil  paintings 
of  enormous  size.  Large  halls  with  silver  chandeliers  and 
beautiful  carpets  in  which  you  almost  sink  up  to  your  ankles 
while  walking.  In  the  center  of  the  palace  is  a  beautiful  garden 
with  beautiful  flower  beds,  palms  and  fountains.  Soldiers 
marching  around  and  bands  playing  all  day.  This  place  is  full 
of  interesting  and  historical  places  where  executions,  etc.  have 
taken  place  in  past  history. 

At  the  time  of  my  arrival  at  Santiago,  there  was  a  political 
fight  going  on  between  the  President  and  his  Cabinet  over  the 
appointment  of  certain  ministers  and  currency  laws,  and  could  not 
come  together  on  any  terms.  My  observation  of  the  Chile  Government 
is  that  it  is  pretty  rotten.  The  President  and  Cabinet  fight 
all  the  time.  Minister  resigns  and  the  President  cannot  get  another 
one  to  fill  his  place. The  President  is  an  old  man  about  65  years 
old,  stubborn  and  old  fashioned,  yet  very  pleasant  to  speak  to. 


The  people  here  are  not  the  v/oret  for  what  the  Government  is 
doing,  and  are  an  ignorant  lot  of  people  who  let  somebody  else 
do  the  thinking  for  them.  And  the  church  plays  an  important  part 
in  Government  matters.  It  is  the  same  story  all  over  the  World. 

Any  church  that  lets  a  church  (I  don't  care  what  kind  of  church) 
interfere  with  the  running  ot  the  Government,  is  hound  to  he  a 
failure.  Take  for  example  Great  Britain  today.  The  Archbishop 
can  very  near  carry  out  anything  that  he  wants. 

While  I  think  it  was  partly  due  to  .our  exhibitions  in  the  Palace 
that  both  parties  were  able  to  come  together  on  the  night  of  our 
exhibition,  that  they  buried  the  hatchet  and  came  to  some  under¬ 
standing  on  the  appointments.  The  per*  rmance  took  place  in 
a  garden,  a  small  space  in  the  center  of  the  pxxx*  palace.  After 
our  outfit  was  set  up  and  the  screen  hung  up,  etc.,  it  was  a 
pretty  sight.  They  had  a  little  trouble  in  getting  the  machine 
set  up,  owing  to  the  short  space  of  time,  but  the  show  went 
off  very  fine,  and  the  President  and  his  family  and  those  present 
were  very  much  pleased.  After  the  ehov: ,  we  were  entertained 
to  a  dinner,  etc.,  and  spent  a  very  enjoyable  evening.  IXSBCjfX 
My  men  have  quite  a  joke  on  me,  in  the  way  in  which  I  received 
the  President.  I  was  sitting  on  one  of  our  trunks,  watching  the 
men  putting  up  the  picture  screen  when  I  saw  a  man  in  high  hat 
approach  me  and  looking  around  at  things  in  general.  I  paid  no 
attention  to  him,  as  these  places  are  full  of  men  with  high 
hat  s . 

This  man  came  up  to  me,  and  said  something  in  Spanish.  I  replidd 
"Yo  no  oomprendo"  and  waived  him  aside  to  my  men  for  information, 
hot  even  getting  up  from  the  trunk  on  which  I  was  sitting.  Come 
to  find  out,  he  was  the  President  himself,  end  I  felt  like  atwo- 

in  front.  This  is  quite  a  common  practice  in  South  America.  X 
saw  one  theatre  where  they  took  all  the  seats  out  in'  the  center 
and  had  a  circus  ring  in  it,  and  it  looked  pretty  good.  One 
theatre  we  were  in  was  the  biggest  place  I  have  ever  seen  for 
moving  pictures.  This  used  to  be  a  place  where  they  drilled  the 
soldiers.  Seats  for  2,000  people.  Had  a  throw  of  145  feet,  and 
a  picture  30  feet  by  40  feet,  the  largest  picture  I  ever  saw. 

These  people  all  like  the  large  picture,  and  you  cannot  oonvince 
them  that  the  small  picture  is  the  best.  V/e  had  a  pretty  hard 
time  to  convince  the  people  in  Santiago  that  we  had  the  S*b±hxx 
genuine  Edison  Talking  Pictures,  because  about  two  months  ago, 
previous  to  our  arriving  here,  there  was  a  fake  talking  picture 
outfit  here  that  turned  people  away  in  disgust.  I  d^.d  not  get 
the  principle  of  it,  but  from  what  X  hear,  it  must  have  been 
something  fierce.  X  think  it  was  people  talking  behind  the  screen. 
So  you  see  that  the  States  are  not  the  only  place  where  we  have 
to  contend  with  fake  talking  pictures.  However,  after  we  gave  a 
few  shows,  the  people  were  very  much  pleased  and  we  then 
convinced  them  that  v/e  had  the  real  thing  and  no  fake. 

One  manager  of  a  theatre  in  Santiago  picked  up  a  small  book  on 
the  Life  of  Mr.  Edison,  on  the  front  page  of  which  was  a  picture 
of  Mr.  Edison.  He  had  this  reproduced  and  a  cut  made  for  adver¬ 
tising  on  programme,  and  say,  you  ought  to  see  it.  It  was  some¬ 
thing  fierce.  It  made  Mr.  Edison  look  like  some  ex-convict,  and 
the  worst  I  have  ever  seen  of  him.  I  have  one  here  in  my  possess¬ 
ion,  and  will  send  it  along  so  Mr.  Edison  can  see  it  for  himself. 
How  let  me  tell  you  about  how  Mr.  Roosevelt  was  received  here  in 
Santiago,  and  also  my  impressions  of  Chile: 


Mr.  Roosevelt  arrived  in  Santiago  Kovembcr  21st,  and  received 
a  great  ovation.  All  these  people  here  v/ere  anxious  to  get  a 
glimpse  of  American's  greatest  statesman.  The  people  lined  up  on 
the  streets  and  also  crowded  about  his  hotel,  asking. for  a  speech, 
until  Roosevelt  had  to  come  out  on  the  balcony  of  the  hotel  and 
thank  the  people  for  their  enthusiastic  greeting.  The  President 
and  Government  officials  entertained  him  royally,  and  it  isa 
wonder  to  me  that  they  made  such  a  time  over  Roosevelt,  owing 
to  the  principles  and  laws  he  put  into  effect  while  President 
of  the  United  States,  which  was  not  to  the  liking  of  Chile.  Put 
there  is  no  use  talking,  you  have  to  take  your  hat  off  to  Teddy. 
His  arrival  at  Santiago  and  reception  was  the  most  important 
event  of  the  year.  X  hai  the  pleasure  of  attending  one  of  the 
garden  dinners  at  Santa  Lucia  in  honor  of  Mr.  Roosevelt. 

At  the  dinner,  Mr.  Roosevelt  delivered  a  fine  speech.  He  cer¬ 
tainly  did  lay  out  the  law  to  these  pcdple  on  the  Monroe  Doctrine. 
It  certainly  does  good  to  hear  someone  from  America  speaking  about 
the  United  States,  because  there  are  so  very  few  Americans  down 
here.  All  English  and  German.  It  sounds  good  when  you  get  7,OGO 
miles  from  home.  Some  of  you  will  remember  while  Roosevelt  was 
pzBBBBfe  president,  he  took  Panama  away  from  Columbia,  by  working 
up  a  revolution  between  Panama  and  Columbia,  throwing  a  poro- 
tectorate  over  Panama  and  then  putting  over  the  canal  deal.  These 
people  down  here  remember  those  things.  Sometime  ago,  a  lot  of 
American  marines  from  the  Battleship  BALTIMORE  came  ashore  &xxx 
at  Valparaiso,  got  drunk,  went  to  the  Plaza,  and  started  to  rip 
up  the  town.  They  called  out  the  troops  and  locked  them  all  up  in 
jail.  Wien  Eob  Evans  heard  of  this,  he  went  ashore,  went  into  the 
jail  and  took  the  American  boys  back  on  board.  This  is  where  Eob 

Evans  got  the  name  of  Righting  Eoh.  The  people  here  can  tell  you 
about  this  today.  Now  all  these  things  go  against  Americans  in 
South  America  and  these  people  are  a  proud  lot  and  have  their 
own  army  and  navy  as  well  as  any  other  nation  and  don't  need  any 
Honroe  Doctrine  to  protect  them  from  other  nations.  It  is  all 
right  for  Roosevelt  to  come  down  here  and  preach  the  Honroe 
Doctrine  to  these  South  American  Republics,  hut  the  Honroe 
Doctrine  must  he  applied  without  any  sense  of  patronage  or 
superiority  on  the  part  of  the  United  States.  The  day  will 
probably  come  when  Latin- America  will  be  of  one  union  and  the 
Honroe  Doctrine  and  Pan- Americanism  is  a  big  step  in  this  line, 
but  these  South  American  Republics  will  neither  tolerate 
dictation  or  imposition.  Nor  will  they  consent  with  theUnited 
States  mixing  up  with  their  affairs.  The  more  important  South 
American  Nations  are  old  and  strong  enough  to  look  after  them¬ 
selves,  they  say,  and  they  do  not  want  to  be  protected  by 
their  big  brother  who,  when  he  meddles  with  their  soup,  only 
makes  a  bad  impression.  In  the  Argentine,  Dr.  Estanislao 
Zevallos,  one  of  the  foremost  statesmen  of  ths-t  Republic,  told 
Hr.  Roosevelt  in  a  public  speech  that  the  Honroe  Doctrine  should 
be  considered  as  a  sword  held  by  the  United  States  to  keep  off 
European  invaders.  However,  he  proudly  announced  that  Argentina 
never  will  be  protected  by  it,  and  added  "This  country  today 
stands  in  the  foremost  ranks  of  civilization  and  does  not  want 
foreign  protection".  This  will  show  you  at  home  how  careful  we 
Americans  abroad  have  to  be.  These  people  are  a  proud  lot  and 
can  take  care  of  themselves.  An.d  yet  Roosevelt  comes  down  here 
armed  with  all  kinds  of  ammunition,  shoots  it  6ff  to  the  right 
and  left  and  received  an  enthusiastic' welcome.  Personally,  I 


think  Mr.  Roosevelt  is  too  aggressive  oil  this  delicate  situation. 
There  is  one  man  from  the  United  States  v.'ho  knows  more  shout 
South  America  than  sll  the  other  Americans  put  together  who 
came  down  here,  and  that  is  John  Earrett  who  is  at  the  head  of 
the  great  work  now  going  on  of  the  International  Union  of 
American  Republics  of  which  the  Bureau  of  American  Republics 
in  Washington  is  the  office  and  business  organisation.  This  is 
promoting  the  progress  and  the  advance  of  civilisation  of  all 
the  people  in  the  Hew  World.  But  taking  things  in  general,  and 
after  having  heard  Mr.  Roosevelt's  address.  I  think  he  caused  a 
very  favorable  impression  on  the  native  people.  The  people  of 
Chile  know  how  to  look  at  things  from  a  human  standpoint  and 
give  honor  to  the  man  who  resisted  and  probably  got  the  better  of 
diplomatic  dickerings.of  half  a  lifetime  and  set  in  motion  the 
titanic  forces  which  are  now  rising  the  Isthmus  of  Panama,  a 
decade  in  advance  of  the  World's  schedule,  one  of  the  strongest 
personalities  and  business  men  of  America.  His  magnetic 
qualities,  notable  achievements  and  natural  endowments  have 
won  for  him  one  of  the  '  greatest  places  in  contemporary  history. 
Mr.  Roosevelt  has  followed  the  example  of  many  other  illustrious 
citizens  of  the  United  States  who  have  recently  visited  South 
America  and  with  whom  such  trips  seems  to  be  becoming  the  fashion 
on  leaving  office.  The  trouble  with  this  is  that  these  men  should 
make  these  trips  before  they  take  office,  when  the  knowledge  so 
gathers  would  serve  to  remove  many  misconceptions  as  to  the  real 
character  of  the  Southern  Republics  in  time  to  avoid  action  and 
expressions  on  the  part  of  high  officials  which  must  necessarily 


cause  friction/the  tv;o  Americas.  These  nbtable  men  like  Ur. 
Roosevelt,  Mr.  Eacon ,  Boston  Chamber  of  Commerce,  etc.,  come 
down  here  to  look  over  conditions  in  these  South  American  Re¬ 
publics,  only  stopping  a  few  dpye  in  each  place,  and  go  home 
thinking  they  know  all  about  it.  This  is  entirely  wrong.  The 
United  States  of  America  must  wake  up  and  send  men  down  here  Jo 
stay  and  study  the  conditions  of  things. 

Yours  sincerely, 

John  R.  Rogers, 

Antifogesta,  Chile." 

K.  R.  KUTCHISOl- . 

Copies  to  Mr.  Wilson  and  Mr.  Millar. 


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February  2,  1914. 

Ur.,  Edison 

X  am  in  receipt  of  the .following  letter  from  Charles 
Schlatter,  Kinetophone  expert,  assigned  to  the  Japanese  Company, 
Tokio ,  Japan: 

Ky  dear  Ur.  Hutchison:- 

I  have  returned  today  to  Tokio,  after  having 
teen  out  with  a  road  show  for  the  past  three  weeks . 

I  am  quite  tired  out,  owing  to  the  numter 
of  little  accidents  that  happened  to  our  machine  during  our 
turn,  due  to  rough  handling.  I  was  kept  very  tusy  all  the  time. 

On  Christmas  day,  as  well  as  on  Kew  Year's 
day,  I  was  on  the  jot  from  2  P.  Ii.  until  10. 30  F..  I'. 

This  is  the  first  time  in  my  life  that  I 
have  worked  on  Christmas  or  ITew  Year's,  tut  this  time,  owing  to 
the  circumstances,  I  had  to  te  present  for  the  discharge  of  my 

You  tet,  Mr.  Hutchison,  I  felt  very  home¬ 
sick  end  lonely  Christmas  night,  after  the  day's  work.  I  cani'e 
tack  to  my  hotel,  where  everything  was  cold  and  not  a  sociable 
soul  in  sight.  I  will  never  forget  this  last  Christmas,  tut 
"business  is  business". 

For  some  time,  the  Kinetophone  Company  has 
bec-n  quite  anxious  to  give  a  series  of  shows  at  Osaka,  Yoko- 
homa  and  Kyoto.  So,  after  preparation  had  been  made  for  road-show 
work,  We  started  out  from  Tokio  for  Osaka,  on  December  18th. 

„  t„.  *.«»  «...«»•  o..k«.  -  '«  aw-  S“ri"e 

Which  w e  aid  fine  business  and  had  much  success. 

We  received  two  Mg  bouquets  of  flowers  as  com),li- 
'  ments ,  one  from  the  electric  light  company  of  the  city  and  the 

other  from  a  musical  instrument  owny. 

From  Osaka,  vie  "  't 

24  th. 

Yokohoma  on  December 

Our  show  started  on  Christmas  day.  December  25, 

..  ».  *.»«.,  ..  ..r.  mm  »  «"  a»-  ~ 

people  were  very  much  pleased.  Qfiite  a  number  of  foreig 
came  to  our  shows  and  applauded  our  pictures  with  great  enthus¬ 
iasm  and  admiration  for  the  work  accomplished  by  Hr.  Edison. 

A  few  days  later,  our  show  was  set  up  at  the 
Minimi za  Theatre,  Kyoto,  where  we  gave  a  show  every  day  from 
2  P  *.  until  10.50  P.  I-,  seven  solid  days.  On  Hew  Year- a 

day,  the  first  show  was  given  at  Hinimisa.  V/e  packed  the  house 
many  times. 

The  Nippon  Kinetophone  Company  is  very  much 
the  cute.  ~  W.  »•*  «“*  tUin  ,1'r°"e'' 

tt„.  ««..»»  Cities,  end  ..  c».  tec*  •!»  «>»•  *  '*«“*' 
able  bundle  of  «»«•  *•  »°  »“”»“*  °f  *“• 

Kinetonhone  is  in  view. 

.  Mr.  Fuj is aw a  says  that  we  will  be  able  to  make  a 
permanent  installation  only  when  we  will  have  more  Japanese 
subjects,  but  not  before.  That  is  the  reason  why,  therefore,  r. 
Fujisawa  is  so  anxious  to  get  pictures  maoe  here  in  Jo-pan  j 
as  quickly  as  possible.. 

T  like  Japan  very  much, 

3  full  of  curious 

things  and  people.  The  landscape  ie  vex*  picturesque. 

The  climate  is  good,  and  I  thank  God  that  I  am  in 

good  health. 

Wishing  to  hear  from  you,  I  remain, 

Yours  respectfully, 


The  above  for  your  information. 

U.  R.  HUT CHI SDK . 


Mr.  Wilson  and  Mr.  Millar. 

Mr.  Wilson:- 

I n  accordance  with  your  wishes ,  X  secured  a 
length  of  Eastman  Non-Inflammable  film,  had  it  printed 
up,  "etc.,  and  ran  it  through  a  projecting  machine  -  Oall'i 
new  machine  as  follows: 

The  film  was  re-wound  each  time  it  was  run 
through  the  machine. 

At  the  end  of  twenty  times,  no  apparent  wear. 

I'orty  times  .alight  cracks  beginning  Lo  show  on 
every  fourth  perforation  on  left-hand  side  of  film  on 
emulsion  side. 

Sixty  times,  same  as  after  forty  times,  with 
additional  signs  of  distress  on  intermediate  holes  not 
regular  but  frequent. 

Eighty  times  cracks  on  the  first  and  fourth 
perforations  show  no  material  increase  in  length.  All  wear 
so  far  is  on  the  same  side  of  the  film,  i/  e. ,  the  left- 
hand  of  the  emulsion  face  of  film.  Other  slight  cracks 
on  the  second  and  third  perforations. 

One  hundred  times,  the  left  side  of  film  on 
■  emuliion  face  appears  to  be  about  the  same  as  that  at 
eighty  times,  the  other  side  of  film  begins  to  show  signs 
of  cracks.  The- crooks  on  right  side  of  film  are  towards 
the  edge  if  film,  on  the  left  side  they  are  toward  the 

One  hundred  twenty  times',  cracks  have  increased 
in  length,  some  almost  to  the  edge  of  film.  Also  the  left- 
hand  perforations  are  cracking  toward  the  edge  of  the  film. 

One  hundred  thirty-seven  times,  the  film  broke. 

It  wsb  found  upon  examination  of  the  film  that  many  per¬ 
forations  ore  broken  and  the  cracks  hove  spread  to  the 
edge  of  the  film  in.  many  more  places.  The  film  is  not  fit 
to  run  longer. 

Judg/ing  from  the  above,  I  do  not  think  it  would 
be  practicable* to  run  the  film  in  service  over  100  timeB, 
and  I  doubt  whether,  after  the  75th  time,  the  picture  would 
be  good  enough  to  warrant  our  advising  its  use. 

I  have  secured  one  additional  Bamiple  from  another 
manufacturer,  am  having  it  printed  up  ahd  will  run  it  through. 


February  4,  1914 

Mr.  Edison: 


These  are  the  motion  picture  papers  that  we  are 
using,  (they  are  the  important  ones),  and  their  rates: 

on  yearly  contract 

Moving  Picture  World,  Page  per  time  67.50 

Motion  Picture  Hews,  "  »  ••  42.00 

Motography  "  »  »  50.00 

Reel  life  »  "  "  50.00 

Motion  Picture  Story 

Magazine  "  4  "  150.00 

Dramatic  Mirror,  One  inch  per  time  2.12 

Sunday  Telegraph  "  "  '•  "  2.52 

The  Clipper  and  Bill  Board,  (each  costing  3.00  per 
inch  per  time)  claim  to  reach  the  motion  picture  field,  hut 
they  are  more  theatrical. 



1.  C.  McChesney. 

^  V'“  February  10,  1914, 

(l  I  Lvo  received  your  greatly  onteomod  letter  °* 
fno  4th  instant,  referring  to  my  xi.tlo  visit  to  the 
Postmaster  General  in  oonnoction  with  raisino“ho- 
Vjar'.'O  on  your  eolluloso-aootata  films,  and  I  aosuro  you 
?+  -ti,  a  sincere  pleasure)  to  me  to  ho  of  any  sligh.  as¬ 
sistance  in  removing  any  ohstaclo  which  might  l»terl*r* 
with  the  easy  working  and  propagation  of  an  in^runontal 
ity  Which  I  think  is  destined  to  play  so  important  a 
part  in  tho  education  and  olovation  of  .ho  people  a. 

Tho  kinetoocopo  which  1  have  ir.  my  homo  is  a  souros 
of  irreat  pleasure  and  instruction  to  my  family  -/ 
brother.  Dr.  Etmion  G.  Williams, 

for  Virginia,  was  so  much  impressed  with  i.  after  soe 

S  «  SS  he  promptly  ordered  one  for  the  Health  Do 

nartmont  of  Virginia,  and  tnat  is  nov owe° 

Of  tho  many  wonderful  invan.ions  w.’.ich  tho  .  . 
to  your  genius  and  rolentlaso  energy  this  is  certainly 
not  tho  least. 

I  hone  very  much  that  I  may  have  the  honor  of  moot 
ins  you  in  the  not  distant  future,  and  lira.  Williams 
loins  mo  in  expressing  the  hope  that  if  you  and  .ns. 
Edison  should  over  como  to  Richmond  you  will  givo  ue  .n 
honor  of  entertaining  you  at  our  homo  thero. 

I  appreciate  most  highly  your  congratulations  on 
my  appointmont  to  the  Comptrollorship  of  the  Currency, 

You  may  recollect  my  visit  to  you  about  2  ye 
when  you  told  me  of  your  intention  to  issue  some  education'll 
films  and  were  good  enough  to  purchase  a  negative  from  me  E 
illustrating  magnetic  lines  of  force.  You  mentioned  atfthe 
time  that  vou  required  a  scientific  assistant  to  arrange  •. 
some  physical  experiments  in  connection  with  this  v.ork,  and  i 
was  able  to  put  you  in  communication  with  Ur.  Warns r  of  the 
College  City  of  New  York,  whom  f  think  you  subsequently  engaged. 

I  take  the  liberty  of  asking  your  assistance  under  the 

following  circumstances 

Consequent  of  my  last  trip,  I  opened  a  Branch 
laboratory  in  New  York  and  placed  it  under  the  management  of 
one  of  my  employees,  who  was  trained  here.  This  Branch  has  made 

To  T.  a.  Edison  Esq. , 


fair  progress,  hut,  as  the  gentleman  in  question  is  on  holiday- 
in  England  and  has  decided  not  to  come  hack  onuy  hehalf,  I  am 
anxious  to  find  an  instrument  expert  to  replace  him.  It  haB 
occurred  to  me  that  you  may  he  a),  le  to  recommend  a  man  for  this 
work.  He  should  not  only  have  an  excellent  technical 
knowledge  of  electricalmeasurements,  hut  also  some  commercial 
experience.  He  would  have  a  good  scope,  ae  I  now  manufacture 
a  large  range  of  precision  instruments,  and  I  am  sending  you 
an  advance  copy  of  a  nev/  catalogue,  hy  hook  post.  This 
describes  quite  a  number  of  new  instruments  which  I  have 
desi-ned  during  the  last  three  years,  and  which  are  in  considera¬ 
ble  demand,  comparatively  few  instr irnents  of  this  class  being  at 
present  manufactured  in  America. 

Should  you  he  in  a  position  to  assist  me  hy  recommen¬ 
ding  a  suitable  man,  I  should  he  very  glad  to  hear  from  you. 

Trusting  that  you  are  in  good  health  and  with 
renewed  thanke  to  you  for  your  kindness  to  me  during  my 

Yours  faithfully,’ 

mi/  /n-i  ■ 

,  /yut^ctAruAj  7hLeJL*-^-{ 


FKB.  12,  1914,  REIATIVE  20  ffi'.KTAIH  CHANGES 

Present;  Ffessrs.  Altsehul,  lad] 
Gall,  Wilson. 

Itau.han,  Jtoxwoll, 

At  the  request  of  Mr.  Altseyf,  it  was  agreed  that  wo 
would  extend  their  contract  W  Fcbyl.  1916,  thereby  giving  them 
two  years  from  Feb.  1,  1914,  instead  of,  as  formerly,  two  yoars 
from  August  16,  1913* 

Ihe  price  of  rooords  end  film  made  from  our  negatives 

or  from  the  negatives  of  any  other  syndicate,  to  be: 

Records-  §4.00  each 
Film-  12 p  per  foot 

from  Feb.  1,  1914,  no  rebates  to  bo  allowed  on  any  shipped  prior 

to  that  date,  end  for  which  we  charged; 

For  records-  $6*  00  each 

For  film  1 50  por  foot. 

The  $16.00  per  v/eok  rental  for  each  outfit  to  bogln 
May  1,  1914.  instead  of  30  days  from  the  date  of  shipment  from 
here,  as  originally  stipulated  in  tho  oontraot.  This  for  the 
reason  that  they  have  not  yet  boon  able  to  do  any  business  on 
account  of  having  no  subjects  made  from  negatives  taken  at 
their  Vienna  studio,  end  with  the  understanding  that  should  they 
put  in  operation  any  of  tho  30  outfits  prior  to  Hay  1,  1914, 
they  are  to  advise  us  as  to  the  date,  and  the  rental  is  to  oomnenoe 
as  of  that  date. 

If  desired  by  them  during  the  summer  or  Fall  of  1914, 
we  are  to  give  them  the  privilege  of  ordering  and  paying  for 
four  outfits,  to  be  shipped  to  some  forwarding  agent  at  vionna 
to  ho  hold  by  such  forwarding  egent,  at  their  expense,  until 


required  by  them,  they,  to  notify  us  v;hon  they  ao  require  them, 
we  to  then  instruct  the  forwarding  agents  to  release  them  and 
rentals  to  begin  as  of  that  date.  Up  to  the  time  they  ere  taken 
from  the  storage  company,  no  rental  is. to  he  paid.  Shis  pro- 
position  was  agreed  to  by  us  in  order  to  give  them  quick  access 
to  a  limited  number  of  outfits. 

Ehe  above  I  beliovo  covers  all  matters  that  should  he 
included  in  the  Addenda  to  the  original  agreement. 

Another  matter  discussed,  however,  and  tentatively 
agreed  to  by  us  was,  that  should  they  have  an  opportunity  of 
placing  outfits  with  wealthy  people  who  desired  records  ana 
filmB  made  of  their  families,  we  wouia  probably  permit  them  to  do 
so,  they  to  pay  us  §1000.  each  for  the  outfits,  50*  per  foot  for 
the  film  and  §26.  esoh  for  the  records.  Mr.  Altsehul  is  to 
draw  up  what  he  thinks  would  be  the  proper  form  of  3saso  covering 
propositions  of  this  kind  and  submit  it  to  us  for  approval  or 

Another  matter  discussed  was,  that  Mr.  Altsohul  expressed 
a  desire  to  handle  our  Professional  pictures  in  Austria-Hungary 
and  the  Balkan  3 totes,  end  I  told  him  we  would  be  very  glad  to 
consider  such  a  proposition  if  he  would  after  returning  home 
advise  us  as  to  tho  quantity  of  film  ho  would  guarantee  to  take 
yearly.  Ho  is  to  do  this,  and  on  receipt  of  his  proposition 
we  axo  to  consider  it,  end  if  wo  consider  the  total  footage 
ho  agrees  to  take  not  sufficiently  large,  he  said  he  would  be 
glad  to'iiave  Us  make  him  a  counter  proposition,  increasing  tho 
total  footage. 

Will  you  please  see 

that  a  proper  addenda  to  the 


oontraot  is  drawn  up  as  early  as  possible  ooveiing  the  points 
herein  mentioned,  so  that  we  oen  forward  it  to  them  for  thoir 

CHYf/ XV/i7  6.  H.  W. 

(Copy  to  Mr.  Edison)) 

February  16,  1914. 

"Der  Politicker" 
"Der  Hanschuh. 


By  chemical  manipulation,  that  is,  By  reducing 
and  intensifying  the  negatives,  the  prints  of  these  subjects 
were  improved.  "Feierabend  in  Her  Senhutte"  Bhowed  up 
best,  these  films  having  sufficient  contrast  to  make  the 
objects  stand  out  nicely.  The  others  are  weak  and  flat 
and  exhibit  the  defects  of  "Das  Rote  Herz  and  "Studenten- 
leben"  mentioned  in  previous  report.  "Der  Foliticker"  A 
was  the  worst,  and  photography  was  very  weak  and  flat,  qnd 
the  principal  figure  shows  five  distinct  shadows  on  the 
painted  street  scene. background,  showing  the  poor  dis¬ 
tribution  of  the  light.  In  "T.eider  zur  laute"  the  center 
of  the  picture  is  out  of  focus,  the  objects  being  fairly 
sharp  and  clear  when  just  out  of  this  center  zone,  but 
hazy  and  out  of  focus  when  within  it. 

The  backgrounds  were  generally  light  as  noted 
in  previous  report.  The  lighting,  except  in  "Der  Politicker" 
as  noted,  was  superior  to  "Das  Rote  Herz"  in  previous  report. 


In  all  records,  superior  to  "Das  Rote  Herz"  men¬ 
tioned  in  previous  report;  that  in  "1813"  showing  up  quite 

If  these  subjects  were  to  be  used  only  in  small 
rooms,  the  recording  could  be  reported  as  very  good,  but  on 
account  of  the  fact  that  they  will  be  shown  in  and  should 
fill  large  theatres  and  halls,  it  is  only  fair  to  crit¬ 
icize  the  recording  in  all  cases  as  too  weak. 

This  was  largely  due  to  the  broad  stages  UBed; 
even  in  "Der  Politicker",  a  monologue,  a  stage  apparently 
15'  to  18'  wide  was  used.  This  throws  the  voices  so  far 
from  the  horn  that  loud  recording  is  impossible. 


+  fnr  thp  light  backgrounds  noted,  the  (staging 
and  direotingeof  these  suhjectB  «e. 

was  good,  energetic  and  “  taping  of  "Einleitender 

S0rt?S-  ~r,Sf.iSrS  “?5.f  *.i».  !... 

formal  and  stilted. 


•KSSw^ssHsm??:  ™: 

ZUr/iL«lfp?-roT  und  Flueer"  was  given  and  stamped  on  records, 
Md  now  this  subject  is  to  he  known  as  "Humoristische 
Valseider" . 

It  is  also  important,  as  suggested  by  Hr.  R8«1:3°ld> 
af ter^ carefully "^It "appears  toat^V^eet  is\he  printing 


ahead  of  title  for  threading  it  up,  one  foot  behind  title 
„„  starting  signal,  four  feet  after  pictures  to  prevent 
0-oint  ne«ethem?  TAis  leaves  388'  feet  to  he  divided  between 
subject,  title  and  sub-title. 

Mr.  Higham  has  suggested  that  an  uniform  length 
for  titles,  suggesting  twfenty  ®eet,  I  think.  Since  titles 
containing  quite  a  variation  in  the  number  of QI!°rf!d 
used,  it  would  seem  arbitrary  to  make  all  -  long  and 
short  -  alike. 

A -M.  KENNEDY.  1 
Tge  above  for  your  information. 


to  Mr.  Edison,  Mr. 

Millar,  Mr.  Werner. 

February  17 , 

X  am  in  receipt  of  the  following  letter  from'Tnrr 
Kinetophone  expert,  Peter  Gosselaar,  whom  v;e  sent  to  Russia 
for  installer  and  for  teaching  men  to  operate: 

"St.  Petersburg,  Feb.  4,  1914. 

As  you  are  probably  interested  about  the  running 
of  t hinge  here  in  Russia  ,  I  will  relate  come  of  my  exper¬ 
iences  . 

This  company  here  is  tier  ting  us  so  far,  first 
rate,  and  as  much  as  I  was  able  to  show  myself, 

they  seem  to  like  the  way  I  have  worked. 

For  nearly  two  weeks  we  had  the  machine  in  a 
theatre  here.  In  evenings  I  was  running  the  show,  and  in 
the  daytime  X  was  teaching  eight  operators.  One  Russian 
was  very  good,  but  the  most  of  them  are.  very  slow  to 
understand,  and  do  too  much  talking.  The  first  day  I  got 
bombarded  with  an  awful  lot  of  foolish  questions.  Everyone 
seemed  to  have  a  different  idea  os  to  how  to  run  the 
Kinetophone ,  and  X  did  not  seem  to  get  ohead  very  much 
with  th6m,  and  went  to  bed  with  a  headache. 

Now  I  answer  all  questions  that  I  don't  consider  . 
foolish,  and  when  one  man  kept  me  talking  half  an  hour 
about  how  long  it  would  take  to  catch  up  if  the  record  was 
put  one  minute  ahead,  I  told  him  to  go  and  ask  his  grand¬ 
mother.  I  know  that  was  not  very  polite,  but  if  I  had  not 
stopped,  him,  he  would  have  been  talking  yet.' 

•  X  spoke,  in  a  postal -to  you,  about  the  habit 

they  have  here  of  using  ninety  amperes  for  moving  pictures. 


Thi s ,  of  course,  Rives  a  very  bright  light,  in  fact,  so 
bright  that  T  think  it  hurts  the  eyes.  With  our  rheostat, 

I  could  not  show  a  picture  as  bright  as  that,  so  I  put  a 
heavy  copper  wire  between  the  third  and  fifth  grid  of  the 
rheostat.  This  'gave  me  about  sixty  amperes.,  ana  the  rheostat 
doesn't  get  so  hot.  How,  1  wish  you  would  advise  ine  how 
many  amperes  I  can  safely  pull  by  putting  wire  bridges 
between  the  grids  of  the  rheostat.  I  don't  dare  to  experi¬ 
ment  too  much  with  the  rheostats  here,  and  woula  like  to 
show  a  stronger  light,  as  they  are  always  asking  for  that. 
Sixty  amperes  shows  a  clear  picture,  bu^  it  o.oesn  t  hurt 
the  eyes.  I  should  think  that  would  be  what  they  would 

"So  far  everything  I  have  done  in  the  shows  seems 
to  have  gone  through  without  a  single  hitch.  I  seem  oo  be 
better  able  to  work  in  a  theatre  than  in  a  church.  We  had 
a  good  audience,  and  the  People  take  well  to  the  talking 

"Yesterday,  v.c  packed  up  the  machine  and  tomorrow 
we  expect  to  go  to  Kiev  (about  twenty  hours  by  train).  I 
hope  everything  will  go  as  well  there  as  it  has  gone  here. 

"I  am  enjoying  my  stay  here.  There  are  many 
vvyry  interesting  things,  some  of  which  I  will  send  you  a 
postal  of  from  time  to  time,  keeping  you  at  the  same  time 
posted  on  everything  pertaining  to  my  work. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Peter  Gosselaer." 

The  above  for  your  information. 

M.  T5.  HUTQ 


Yokohoma.  (This  is  a  Foreign  theatre). 

On  the  tenth,  a  large  crowd  attended  our  first  show. 

The  audience  was  so  pleased  with  our  entertainment, 
especially  the  English  speaking  people  present,  that  they 
went  wild  over  our  "Eonny  Scotland" , "Shamrocks" ,  etc.,  etc. 

In  fact,  the  audience  requested  to  see  and  hear  these 
pictures  over  and  over  again.  Why,  th«r  could  not  praise 
our  pictures  highly  enough! 

I  have  to  say  that  the  apparatus  was  working  that 
evening  exceptionally  well,  and  I  had  the  audience  simply 

The  following  day,  the  manager  of  the  theatre  made 
immediate  arrangements  to  have  the  Kinetophone  at  his 
theatre  for  three  dayB  next  month. 

After  we  got  through  at  Yokohoma,  I  came  hack  to 
Tokio,  where  I  had  to  give  instructions  to  a  new  road 
show  set  of  operators,  the  equipment  for  which  was  going 
to  leave  Tokio  for  a  long  time. 

Finally,  two  of  my  students,  who  were  about  0.  K.  to 
run  a  Bhow,  were  started.  I  trusted-  them  with  this  new 
outfit,  called  road  show  Ho.  101.  All  trunks  and  parcels 
were  marked  that  way.  This  is  a  scheme  originated  by  members 

-  3- 

I  wish  I  had  a  few  sharfes  of  this  company.  It  would 
he  pretty  well  invested,  hut  for  we  white  people  .there  is 
not  much  chance. 

As  things  are  standing,  the  company  will  have  to  run 
■business  on  the  road  shows  until  they  have  more  Japanese 
subjects  on  hand.  Then  they  will  make  contract  for 
permanent  service. 

I  presume  that  you  are  working  hard  at  Orange  to 
improve  the  Kinetophone  even  above  itspresent-  standard. 

In  case  you  can  find  a  better  friction  roll  and 
shoe,  I  will  appreciate  any  suggestions  in  regard  to 
these  parts,  as  they  are  the  most  delicate  parts  of  the 
entire  apparatus  today. 

I  hope  you  are  all  in  good  health. 

I  remain, 

Yours  respectfully, 


II.  R. 

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'meeting  held  February  2oth.  1914.  regarding  KiMgroyHoMK  studio. 

- — 0O0—  ^ 

PRESENT:  Messrs,  Nicolai,  Leeming,  Gall,  Simpson,  ReiB, 
Waterman,  Beebe  and  Hutchison. 


1.  THIRTY  110  VOLT  D.  C.  ARISTO  ARC  LAMPS:  Ordered  about  a 

•  week  or  ten  days  ago.  No  information  as  to 


2.  SPOT  LIGHTS:  These  can  be  obtained  from  the  Laboratory, 

3. .  ONE  SWITCHBOARD:  Beebe  will  get  details  of  board, 
showing  all  switches  and  arrangement  of 
switches,  to  Mr.  Nicolai,  not  later  than 
Monday  morning,  the  23rd  instant. 


5.  CABLE  FROM  SWITCHBOARD  TO  LAMPS :  Beebe  will  figure  out 

and  let  Mr.  Nicolai  know  the  length  of  cable 
from  switchboard  to  lamps. 

6.  CABLE  FROM  POWER  HOUSE  TO  STUDIO:  Ordered  about  ten 

days  ago,  and  Mr.  Nicolai  will  get  date  of 


7.  ONE  HUNDRED  40-WATT  MAZDA  LAMPS  AND  V,IRE:  These  lamps 

can  be  obtained  from  the  General  Electric 
Company,  at  Harrison,  New  Jersey. 


1.  SIX  SYPHON-JET  TOILETS:  Ordered. 



ONE  URINAL:  Already  on  hand. 


KITCHEN  SINK:'  This  will  be  provided  by  Mr. 


GAS  BANGE,  SIX  HOLES,  TWO  OVENS;  Has  not  as  yet  been 
piiered.  Mr.  Nicolai  now  has  details  and  will 

ONE  XXHX  ICEBOX,  200  POUNDS  CAPACITY:  Mr.  Nicolai  will 

HOT  WATER  HEATER:  Mr.  Nicolai  stateB  that  he  intends  to 
heat  water  by  steam,  and  will  take  steps  to 
rig  lip  for  same. 



9.  THIRTEEN  l£"  NICKEL  TRAPS  (12  for  1)38108,  1  for  Bink) 



Mr.  Nicolai  will  order. 

2.  THIRTY-SIX  BENTWOOD  CHAIRS:  Mr.  Nicolai  will  order. 


Mr.  Nicolai  will  order.  aa_\a.OE»  "S 


Mr.  Nicolai  will  order.  ^  1— 


1.  SIX  HALF-BOORS  FOR  TOILETS:  Mr.  Briscoll  will/take  care 

of  these. 


Mr.  Briscoll  will  also  take  care  of  these. 

3.  .  7/8“  BOARBS  FOR  PARTITIONS  ANB  SHELVING:  These  are 

under  w ay. 

4.  ONE  THOUSANB  FEET  2X4"  STUBDING:  Mr.  Nicolai  is  taking 

care  of  this.  — ,,  ■ 

5.  EIGHTEEN  HUNDRED  FEET  OF  1"  SSUDBEHC  :Q  Also  being  taken 

care  of  by  Mr.  Nicolai. 



length  and  size  to  be  furnished  by  Mr,  Beebe. 

2.  ROPES,  PULLEYS  FOR  LAMP  HOISTS  AND  BAGS:  Details  to  be 

supplied  Sty  Mr.  Beebe. 

3.  SCENERY  FRAMES:  V/ill  be  taken  care  of  by  stage  carpenter. 

4.  PAINT  AND  KALSOMINE:  Mr.  Nicolai  will  take  care  of  this 

when  v/e  are  ready  for  Bame. 


Nioolai  will  order. 

6.  A  FIRE  POLE  AT  END  OF  EACH  UPSTAIRS  HALL:  Mr.  Nicolai 
will  install. 


».  —  ST.””"”"™ 

8.  EIGHT  FULL  LENGTH  UIHROBS:  Hr.  Nicolai  will  order. 

Copies  to  Ur.  Edison  and  Ur.  V/ilBon. 


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CHICAGO,  March  5,  1914. 

Mr.  Thomas  Edison, 

Menlo  Park, 

East  Orange,  H.  J.  >*7^5^ 

Dear  Siri- 

As  the  inventor  of  the  Talking  Machine  by  which 
you  have  been'  enabled  to  perpetuate  the  human  voice,  we 
thought  you  might  be  interested  in  seeing  a  sample  of  our 
new  invention  in  the  photographic  line  by  which  we  are 
enabled  to  reproduce  from  life,  actual  life  motion 
photographst which  change  from  one  expression  to  another 
by  simply  bending  the  card  at  one  end.  We  believe  that 
we  have  accomplished  something  that  was  never  before 
possible  in  the  photographic  art  ana  take  pleasure  in 
sending  the  enclosed  to  you  with  our  compliments. 

Very  truly  yours, 

.  G.  EELSEllTHAI  &  CO. 

G.  FF.l.SENTHAL  &  CO.  ] 

-KM  OF  M.™  «■»'»>  """"  C>l>“  ,OI>  ""“Si 

I  manufacturers  OF  _— 

telephone  The  Magic  Moving  Photograph  automatic 

monroe  Cameras  56-840 


CHICAGO.  Mar  oil  11,  1914. 

Mr.  Wm.  H.  Meadowcroft, 
Assistant  to  Mr.  Edison, 
Orange,  H.  J. 

Tt  is  a  measure  to  us  to  reply  to  your  letter  of 
Mar  oil  9th  and  to  see  that  you  are  interested  in  our  new 
invention  in  the  photographic  line. 

As  you  have  transmitted  the  s an pie  to  Mr .Edison, 
«r.  .«!.«  WO  other 

so^hat'he  can&understand  how  we  arrange  this  when  used  for 
advertising  purposes. 

printing  of  any  •""tl“|S?000  lJt*.  iL  MT.rU.lw 

We  shall  he  glad  to  send  you  additional  samples 
and  further  information  if  interested. 

0.^  CO. 


Thomas  A.  Edison  Jnc. 

Orange  ,N.J.,U.  S.  A. 

Edison  Phonographs  and  Records.  Edison  Primary  Batteries 
Edison  Iiinetoscopcs  andMolion  Picture  Films 
Edison  Home  Kinetoscopes  and  Motion  Picture  Films 
Edison  Dictating  Machines.  Edison  Kinetophones 
Edison  A.C.Rectifiers  and  Edison  House  Lighting  Controllers 

March  13  ,  1914 . 


Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

Port  Kyers,  Florida. 

Dear  Mr.  Edison; 

The  night  letter  sent  you  on  the  tenth  ad¬ 
vised  you  of  the  negotiations  with  George  C .  Tyler  with  refer¬ 
ence  to.  Rudyard  Kipling's  "Kim"  and  some  of  his  other  works . 

The  negotiations  are  not  yet  complete,  nor  can  they  he  wholly 
completed  until  Kipling  is  seen.  However,  as  far  as  Tyler  is 
concerned,  I  think  that  we  can  prohahly  conclude  the  deal  to¬ 
morrow,  as  he  and  I  are  going  up  to  the  Studio  to  discuss  with 
Mr.  Plimpton  and  Mr.  Edwin  some  of  the  details  of  the  contem¬ 
plated  produe  tion. 

Assuming  that  satisfactory  arrangements  are 
made  with  Tyler,  it  is  prohahle  that  Mr.  Plimpton  will  sail 
on  the  twenty-fourth.  It  is  desirable  that  he  carry  with  him  a 
letter  to  Kipling  from  you.  I  enclose  such  a  letter  herewith, 
and  if  it  is  in  satisfactory  form,  will  you  kindly  sign  and  return 
it.  If  the  letter  is  not  satisfactory,  will  you  write  one  that 

You  may  have  forgotten  that  the  Liebler  Company, 
of  which  George  C.  Tyler  is  the  General  Manager ,  are  the  theatri¬ 
cal  syndicate  with  which  the  Vitagraph  Company  made  a.  sort  of 
connection  last  summer.  In  pursuance  of  this  arrangement  the 


Ur.  Thomas  A.  Edison  -2- 

Vitagraph  people  have  produced  "The  Christian"  under  rights 
obtained  from  the  Liebler  Company  and  Hall  Caine.  It  is  to  be 
exploited  at  standard  theatres  by  the  Liebler  Company  and  will 
later  go  into  picture  houses.  Confidentially  lir..  Tyler  has 
told  me  that  \*t-  is  dissatisfied  vjith  the  way  the  Vitagraph 
people  handled  the  subject,  and  I  do  not  thinJc  that  the  relations 
between  the  Vitagraph  Company  and  the  Liebler  Company  will  be  of 

long  duration. 

Yours  jfaithfullv 

'  '{ '  - 


'c  o'nd^Vfc  c  President. 


March  20,  1914. 

Mr.  Edison: - 

Sometime  ago,  we  received  requests  from  some  of 
the  Foreign  Kinetophone  people,  that  we  gurnish  positive 
Ktnetophone  stock  on  non- inflammable  film. 

I  secured  samples  of  Eastman  Ilon-Inf  lamraable , 
Eoroid,  Bayer  Cellit  and  Agfa. 

The  Agfa  did  not  come  in  until  considerable 
time  after  the  first  three  mentioned,  so  I  ran  the  first 
three  on  a  Model  D  Machine,  until  each  showed  so  much  wear 
in  the  sprocket,  etc.  as  to  render  it  unfit  for  further 
service.  As  a  result,  we  recommended  to  the  Foreign  people 
that  we  would  not  be  able  to  assure  them  of  over  seventy- 
five  rune  of  the  film  through  a  Kinetoscope,  before  same 
became  unserviceable. 

Subsequent  to  this  test,  I  received  a  sample  of 
the  Agfa  film,  and  ran  that  through  five  hundred  times 
without  showing  any  wear  at  all  in  the  sprockets  or  scratch 
on  the  film.  This  was  run  in  comparison  with  some  of  our 
regular  Eastman  Inflammable  Stock  and  showed  no  greater 
fatigue  than  does  the  standard  film. 

This  suggest6an  idea  to  me: 

In  a  comparatively  short  time,  I  think  it  is 
pretty  well  understood  that  the  General  Film  Company  is 
going  to  disintegrate.  That  means  that  each  of  ub  will  have 
to  paddle  our  own  canoe.  I  am  going  to  run  this  Agfa  film 
until  it  becomes  unserviceable.  At  Ihe  same  time,  I  am  going 
to  get  about  three  times  as  much  of  it  as  samples,  and  put 

it  through  another  \reak-down  teat,  after  printing,  etc., 
to  check  up  on  the  results  of  this  firnt  teat.  If  I  find 
that  the  Agfa  film  will  give  ua  as  good,  if  not  better, 
service  than  our  standard  Eastman  Stock,  what  would  be  the 
matter  with  our  getting  control  of  the  Agfa  film  in  this 
Country,  and  using  it  exclusively  for  the  Edison  product? 

It  will  be  a  very  easy  matter  for  U3  to  bring  about  legis¬ 
lation  that  would  prohibit  the  use  of  inflammable  film  in 
any  of  the  motion  picture  theatres  in  this  Country.  Then 
the  pther  picture  people  would  have  to  come  to  us  for 
non-inflammable  stock,  and  we  would  be  in  as  good  a  shape, 
if  not  better,  as  far  as  making  money  out  of  the  game  is 
cdneerned,  than  we.  ever  were  before. 

At  the  present  time,  this  Agfa  film  is  a  drug  on 
the  market ,  for  the  simple  reason  that  none  of  the  picture 
people  seem  to  have  looked  far  enough  ahead  to  see  the 
value  of  having  the  exclusive  American  rights  for  the  same. 
I  do  not  believe  that  any  of  them  have  put  it  to  a  break¬ 
down  test. 

We  want  to  act  quickly  in  this  matter  before 
somebody  wakes  up  to  it.  So  I  will  rush  through  these  tests 
as  quickly  as  possible,  and  try  to  have  some  definite  in¬ 
formation  for  you  by  the  time  you  get  back.  Then,  if  you 
think  well  enough  of  it,  we  can  enter  into  relations  with 
the  Agfa  people,  through  a  third  party,  so  they  will  not 
know  who  is  negotiating  for  the  American  rights.  I  believe 
they  have  an  agent  over  in  New  York  now,  but  I  imagine  he 
could  be  bought  out  for  a  very  small  amount  of  money.  I 

v,ould  like  nothing  better  than  the  opportunity  to  put 
through  legislation ,  Federal  if  necessary,  prohibiting  the 
use  of  any  inflammable  stock  in  any  of  the  motion  picture 
theatres.  Of  course,  it  v/ould  not  be  policy  to  do  this 
until  the  General  Film  Company  matter  "busts"  up. 





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Uaroh  30,  1914. 

Ur.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 
Edison  Laboratory, 
West  Orange,  H.  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

t  KZx  ux*®*^* 


-  ^ 

X  was  very  -h  interested  ^ 

demonstration  of  your  motion  picture  m  Qf  our  plan  for  some 

of  life  and  of  insects.  “  *?!,e  demonstrating  the  aetl- 

TuTl’  r“”r- 

Of  cur..,  tl»  1'S.rSrS“«“'.?u”4Si,1iS 

with  the  opening  of  a  J1””  f  tf  do  something  much  more 

as  rr.s  sss  v  sss £»-- *  *r«s£- 

dered  purely  from  a/in“0^Xmind  \ould  certainly  not  draw 

crowd^Housefto  the  ^^t^Ly^roper l^e" inter esteHn  of  ~tl» 

other  ends  than  financial  prof  . 

I  would  “^tive^omfof6^  plans*  which  I  have  had 

should  become  interested  in  this,  *  tR  plaoing  any  equip- 

i;»r./Sxi.KfrfS«rr.«x.ii.. ...  ^  •* 

your  service. 

Yours  very  sincerely, 

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April  3,  1914. 

Mr.  Edison:- 

Xn  further  reference  to  the  Bronx  fire: 

I  assume  that  Mr.  Plimpton  has  Been  writing  you 
re'agularly ,  from  his  end  of  the  line,  so  will  make  no  attempt 
to  report  ■business  referring  to  his  matters. 

The  fire  insurance  inspectors  have  been  there,  and 
that  part  of  the  matter  has  been  taken  care  of. 

Mr.  Gall  reports,  from  his  end  of  the  line,  that 
only  two  or  three  days'  delay  will  take  place  by  reason  of 
the  fire.  One  of  the  directors  who  was  at  Charleston,  South 
Carolina,  woe  ordered  back  to  Jacksonville,  to  make  some 
special  pictures  to  pull  us  through,  and  another  director, 
who  has  been  working  on  the  detective  stories  entitled 
"Cleek" ,  has  embarked  for  Bermuda  with  his  troupe ,  as  many  of 
the  pictures  of  this  particular  scenario  are  laid  on  the  deck 
of  a  ship. 

It  is  Ur.  Gall's  idea  to  get  as  much  money  as  v;e  can 
from  the  insurance  people,  and  then  to  rebuild  the  studio  in  the 
damaged  portions ,  in  such  way  as  will  save  considerable  money 
in  carrying  the  plan  out.  Owing  to  the  faot  that  all  our 
pictures  are  taken  by  artificial  light,  daylight  is  not  a 
desirable  feature  in  connection  therewith,  he  wants  to  cover 
the  roof  with  some  approved  and  suitable  roofing,  instead  of  the 
glass.  In  addition  to  t&e  fact  that  the  glass  is  of  no  service, 
as  abive  outlined,  as  soon  as  the  fire  tookrriplace  in  the  Studio, 
the  glass  broke  and  formed  an  actual  draft  for  the  fire,  which 
greatly  facilitated  the  burning  of  the  properties  within.  Had  the 

roof  teen  of  such  material  as  would  have  resisted  the  heat  and 
remained  intact,  the  damage  that  was  done  would  not  have  taken 

I  am  advised  by  Hr.  Gall  that  the  watchman  reports  as 

follows : 

When  he  went  tack  near  the  switchboard,  he  found  one 
of  the  rheostats  red  hot.  As  to  why  it  was  red  hot,  I  have  teen 
unatle  to  determine.  In  any  event,  he  squirted  some  water  on  it 
from  a  hose.  He  then  noticed,  that  a  tit  of  smoke  was  coming  up 
from  the  basement,  under  the  rheostat.  He  turned  in  the  fire 
alarm,  tut  meanwhile,  squirted  water  ;>fiown  through  the  hole 
from  which  the  smoke  was  issuing,  and  finding  this  unsatisfact¬ 
ory,  went  flown  into  the  cellar  and  squirte^  the  water  on. 

When  the  firemen  arrived,  the  Battalion  Chief  refused  to  allow 
any  of  his  men  to  go  down  into  the  cellar,  and  while  they  were 
debating  as  to  whether  or  not  they  should  go,  the  fire  gained 
such  headway  as  to  render  all  their  efforts  thereafter  futile. 
The  watchman  attributes  the  loss  of  the  Studio  to  the  fact  that 
the  firemen  were  so  dilatory  in  feheir  tactics.  I  think  that 
everyone  there  is  convinced  of  the  fact  that  if  no  alarm  had 
teen  turned  in,  and  the  watchman  and  his  men  had  fought  the  fire 
themselves,  the  damage  v/ould  not  have  occurred. 

The  man  of  whom  I  wrote,  commonly  known  as  "Stretch", 
who  rescued  Higham's  son,  will  very  shortly  receive  a  hero  medal 
from  the  Carnegie  Hero  Fund.  I  reported  details  of  the  matter  to 
Mr.  Camfegie,  by  letter,  and  a  reply  from  him  today,  Btating 

that  he  has  forwarded  my  letter  to  the  Hero  Fund,  making 
recommendation  that  the  young  man  he  presented  with  a  Hero 
Medal.  Aside  from  the  fact  that  this  is  well  deserved,  it  will 
he  a  pretty  good  ad  for  Edison  pictures,  and  Hr.  Gall  suggests 
that  we  write  a  scenario  in  which  "Stretch"  will  figure  as  the 
real  hero  in  the  picture.  Nothing  like  advertising,  at  the 
seme  time  doing  justice. 

I  am  advised  that  on  Monday,  Director  Kendall  rigged 
up  a  lot  of  fire  smudges  in  the  burned  Studio,  and  pulled  off 
n  picture  showing  various  people  being  rescued ,  etc.  He  is 
going  to  write  the  scenario  about  it  later,  but  acted  on  the 
sput  of  the  moment  and  got  all  the  good  dope  he  could ,  e.round 
which  he  will  build  his  scenario.  In  addition  to  being  one  of 
our  directors,  Mr.  Kendall  writes  quite  a  number  of  our 

I  sent  a  moving  van  over  Tuesday  morning,  and  moved 
all  the  Kineto phone  material  to  Orange.  All  the  white  masters 
of  Kinetophone  subjects  are  in  the  vault  in  the  yard.  Only  one 
of  the  white  masters  was  broken.  This  does  not  interfere  with 
us,  because  we  have  the  mould,  etc.  here  at  Orange. 

As  I  wrote  you,  Saturday  was  a  very  disagreeable 
day,  and  all  of  us  who  were  there  were  paddling  around  in  water 
up  to  our  ankles.  Ur.  Wilson  caught  cold,  and  as  a  result,  is 
suffering  from  an  attack  of  lumbago  and  is  confined  to  his  home. 

I  do  not  think  it  will  be  necessaiy  to  uee  the 
Kinetophone  studio  here,  as  Kr.  Plimpton'  seems  to  have  gotten 
out  of  his  difficulty  very  nicely. 

As  I  wrote  you  previously,  he  secured  one  stage  of 
the  Biograph  studii,  and  started  in  tjiesday  morning  with  a 
company  there,  properly  directed,  etc. 

Owing  to  the  fact  that  the  new  theatre  we  installed 
at  the  Bronx  Studio  for  showing  the  fl^ms  to  the  actors  and 
actresses,  was  not  destroyed*  the  week's  run  of  pictures  was 
made  there  Wednesday  (lasj;  night)  and  tonight  will  he  shown 
here  in  Orange,  the  same  as  if  nothing  had  happened.  I  call 
this  mighty  good  work. 

You  remember  Alice  Washburn,  one  of  our  actresses 
an  old  lady  that  has  acted  for  a  number  of  our  talking  pictures 
and  has  especially  acted  in  a  number  of  our  silent  pictures. 

The  morning  of  the  fire,  Mr.  Plimpton  received  a  telegram 
from  Jacksonville,  stating  that  Housman,  one  of  our  men,  was 
on  his  way  Uorth  with  Miss  Washburn  who  had  suddenly  become 
demented.  Gertrude  McCoy  met  her  at  the  train  with  a  trained 
nurse,  she  having  shown  great  preference  for  ?Uss  McCoy,  Got 
her  up  to  Miss  McCoy's  house,  got  the  doctor  over  on  pfcetext 
of  seeing  Miss  McCoy,  and  then  suggested  a  ride  around  the  city. 
Stopped  in  front  of  Bellevue  and  Miss  McCoy,  commenting  on  the 
beauty  of  the  place,  persuaded  her  to  get  out,  look  around 
inside.  When  they  got  her  inside  of  Bellevue,  they,  of  course, 
had  everything  arranged  to  take  her  in  hand.  The  doctor  pro¬ 
nounced  her  murderously  inclined  and  dangerous  to  be  at  large. 
The  matter  was  handled  in  such  way  aB  to  have  no  come-hack  jfSnom 
the  Edison  Company,  for  the  reason  that  the  doctor  rendered 
his  decision  from  observation,  and  she  was  not  forcibly  taken 
to  Bellevue. 


!  oan,t  think  of  anything  else  at  the  present  time 

vihich  will  interest  you. 


Deny  Sir:-  .  .  '  . 

I  have  sent  you  unfter  separate  n over,  a  more  or  less 
large  amount  of  literature  pertaining  to  the  Vanoaoope;  which 
is  a  new  moving  picture  machine  an.i  for  which  great  claims  arc 

In  December  of  last  year,  a  friend  of  mine  in  Chicago, 
invited  me  to  witness  a  demonstration  of  this  machine,. and  I 
was  asked  at. the  same  time  to  pass  an  opinion  on  the  mechanical 
construction  of  the  same.  I  saw  the  machine  in  actual  oper¬ 

ation  and  saw  it  disassembled.  liter  the  demonstration,  I 
was  approached  by  the  parties  interested  in  the  Vanoaoope  and 
asked  if  I  would  intercede  or. bring,  the  machine  to  the  attention 
of  Mr.  F.  I.  Dyer,  whom  none  of  the  parties  in  Chicago  knew  per¬ 
sonally;  ’and  was  further  offered  a . commission  if  I  could  in  any 
way  be  instrumental  in  getting  Mr.  Dyer  sufficiently  interested, 
to  purchase  the  rights  to  this  machine,  She  commission  offered 
.  was  particularly  attractive  to  me,  and  it  for  a  time  overohadowed 
possibly,  my  good  common  sense,  in  that  I  acted  for  a  time  in 

trying  to  induce  Mr.  Dyer  to  become  acquainted  with  this  machine, 
not  realizing  that  possibly  it  might  have  a  certain  bearing  and 
effect  on  the  machine  which  you  are  manufacturing. 

X  went  so  far  a3  to  ask  Mr.,  Dyer  to  witness  a  demon¬ 
stration  of  this  machine  in  TTew  York  City,  and  further,  sought 
an  interview  with  Mr.  Dyer,  at  which  time  I  told  him  that  I  had 
been  approached  and  asked  to  interest  him  (Mr.  Dyer)  in  the  pos¬ 
sible  purchase  of  this  machine,  for  which  services  I  was  to  re¬ 
ceive  a  certain  commission.  I  talked  this  matter  over  with 
Mr.  B.  in  order  to  get  his  views  as  to  whether  or  not  I  would 
he. in  itr>y  way  conflicting  with  your  interests.  Mr.  B.  at 
that  time,  -did  not  seem  to  feel  that  I  would  he  prejudicing  your 
interests  in  any  way  and  I  therefore,  continued  the  negotiations 
with  Mr.  Dyer  to  some  extent,  although  Mr.  Dyer  knew  full  well 
exactly  my  position  in  the  matter,  as  I  stated  to  him  in  my  in¬ 
terviews,  that  if  this  would  in  any  way  Interfere  with  your  in¬ 
terests,  I  would,  of  course,  not  affbrd  to  be  identified  with  it. 

On  yesterday,  April  1st,  I  received  a  telegram  from 
one  of  my  friends  in  Chicago,  interbsdod  in  this  project,  stat¬ 
ing  tliat  he  would  be  in  Tew  York  to-day.  X  not  this  .gentle¬ 
men,  who  knows  all  of  the  Vunoocope  people  personally,  and  he 
informed  mo  that  Mr.  Van  Riper,  the  originator  and  head  of  the  Company,  was  also  in  TTew  York  negotiating  with  Mr. 

Dyer.  After  thinking  this  matter  over  thoroughly  this  after¬ 
noon,  I  phoned  Mr.  Meadowcroft, . telling  him  just  how  far  X 
had  gone  in  the  matter,  and  asking  his  advice  as  to  my  procedure. 


and  if  he  did  not  think  that  I  should  bring  it  to  your  atten¬ 
tion  before  going  any  further  in  the  matter.  Mr.  Meadow- 
oroft  informed  me  that  Mr.  Hutchinson  had  made  an  investiga¬ 
tion  of  this  machine  and  had  reported  to  you. 

X  feel  that  as  your  employee,  I  should  present  you 
*iih  all  the  facts  in  the  matter,  so  far  as  my  personal  connec¬ 
tion  is  concerned,  as  I  want  you. to  feel  that  I  would  not  in 
any  manner  become  connected  with  anything  in  any  way  shape  or 
manner  which  would  be  prejudicial  to  your  interests.  Mr. 

Dyer  and  associates.  Hr.  Hobson  and 'Mr.  John  Hays  Hammond,  Jr., 
are  the  three  gentlemen  who  are  negotiating  with  Mr.-  Van  Riper 
of  the  vanoscope  Company  to  secure  the  rights  to  the  manufacture, 
rental  and  sale  of  this  machine  in  this  country.  These  three 
gentlemen  have  to-day  offered  nr.  Van  Riper  a  proposition  about 
as  follows:  They  propose  to  organize  a  separate  company 

which  will -manufacture,  rent  and  sell  this  machine;  and  for 
the  rights  to  do  this,  they  offer  Kr.  Van  Riper  and  the  Vanos- 
oope  Company  proper  in  return  50?,  of  the  gross  receipts  for  the 
rental  and  sales  of  the  machines.  ds  a  bond  of  good  faith, 
they  propose  to  put  up  $100,000.  cash  and  guarantee  that  for 
three  years  they  will  manufacture,  rent  and  sell  a  stipulated  • 
number  of  machines. 

Prom  the'  fact  that  the  bringing  out  of  this  machine 
might  injure  the  sales  of  the  machine  which  you  are  manufact¬ 
uring.  and  that  possibly  my  connection  with  this  transaotion 
might  bn  misoonstrued  in  the  future.  X  deemed  it  best  to  present 




you  with  all  the  facte  in  the  case,  of  which  I  have  any  Knowledge 
and  I  feel  further  that  I  should  divorce  myself  from  any  further, 
participation  in  this  matter,  except  na  I  can  be  of  any  assist¬ 
ance  to  you.  The  deal,  ae  presented  by 'Mr.  Dyer  and  asso¬ 

ciates  to  Hr.  Yan  Riper  and  the  Yanosoope  Company,  has  not  been 
consummated  and  will  not  be  before  Tuesday  of  next,  week,  and 
this  tranaaotipn  will  bo  concluded  in  Chicago.  It  is  my 

understanding  that  Mr.  Dyer  and  his  associates  will  go  to  Chi¬ 
cago  and  be  there  on  Tuesday 'next  to  await  the  decision  of  the 
Board  of  Directors  of  the  Yanoscope  Company ,  who  will  meet  at 
that  time  and  decide  as  to  whether  or  not  the  Dyer  proposition 
is  acceptable.  One  of  my  acquaintances  through  my  friend 

in  Chicago,  is  in  a  position  to  more  or  less  block  the  Dyer 
deal,  if  it  would  bait-  your  purpose,  and  should  you  desire  in 
any  way  to  secure  the  rights  to  this  machine.  It  is  in  this 
why  particularly  that  I  feel  that  I  can  be  of  some  service  to 
you,  should  you  care  to  have  any  dealings  in  the  matter. 

The  machine,  in  my  opinion,  is  a  beautiful  piece 
of  workmanship  and  from  my  limited  knowledge  of  moving  picture 
machines,  1  would  consider  it  a  particularly  good  piece  of 
apparatus.  You  no  doubt  are  fully  aware  of  the  scheme  of 
this  maohino,  so  that  further  explanation  io  unnecessary. 

I  have  seen  the  machine  operated- at  all  speeds  from  standing  . 
still  to  being  run  at  a  very  hieh  speed  -  much  beyond  the 
speed  at  which  ordinary  machines  are. operated,  and  there  is 
absolutely  no  flioker  or  distortion  of  any  kind. 

If  you  would  oare  to  consider  this  machine  in  any  way; 
that  is,  in  so  far  as  securing  the  rights  or  purchasing  the  thing 
outright,  and  would  care  to  have  me  use  what  influence  I  may 
be  able  to  bring  to  bear  in  preventing  any  further  deal  for  a 
limited  time,  I  wish  you  would  telegraph  me  in  care  of  the  office 
and  I  will  make  it  my  business  to  do  all  In  my  power  to  hold 
the  closing  of  the  deal  in  abeyance  pending  your  actions. 

Mr.  7a£  Hiper  of  the  Tanoseope  Company,  informed  me 
that  he  wanted  approximately  between  3750,000.  and  3800.000. 
for  the  controlling  rights  to  this  machine.  I  have  no  douht 
hut  could  be  purchased  for  a  lesser  amount  than  this. 

I  would  have  you  feel  that  my  snail  connection  with  this  so  far, 
has  been  with  entire  unconsciousness  of  any  harm  to  your  in¬ 
terests,  and  it  is  only  nowthat  I  thought  that  possible  you 
would  prefer  to  know  about  this,  that  I  bring  it  to  your  atten¬ 

There  will  be  sufficient  time'  for  me  to  act  for  your 
Interests  should  X  receive  word  from  yott  not  later  .than  Monday. 

Most  respectfully. 

(, ) 

©@samere4al  A,ge»ey 

rY  April  2/14 

Hon.  Thcmi 
Cranio,  H 
Hoar  'dir;  - 


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dltlon.  no  cull  attention  to  on,,  of  Mo  ontorprl...  (no  b.11.."  tbo  »•« 
pr-^vlcuo  to  thn  Voaoacopo  Oo]  ontitlod  A.  Von  Sion  «,  Oo,  1380  Broadway.  Undor 

thlo  name  atook  waa  o old  and  Van  Sipor'a  aon-in-law,  V.  ffoodward,  was  the 
apokaanan.  2ho  attorneys  for  a.  Van  Plan  £  Co.  worn  Soring,  Adana  & 
Olydo  fl.  31oaa«.  tho  lawyer,  ie  a  brother  of  Kdw&rd  2.  c.  3louao  who  ran  a 
bucket  shop  under  the  name  of  ASward  2.  C.  Van  Si ease  &  Co,  which  nado  a 
rather  nosty  fhllorn.  She  Adana  raontioned  is  Albert  J.  Adana,  in  the  above 
law  firn;  he  was  the  oon  of  the  now  deceased  polioy  king,  Al  Adana.  Soring 
it  waa  always  thought  had  an  interest  in  tho  buokot  shop  concern  of  Kdward 
2.  0.  3leaao  &  Co.  After  the  a.  Van  Sion  &  Co,  business  disappeared  from 
1228  Sway,  it  waa  unflerutood  that  certain  people  were  complaining  about  not 
getting  what  they  had  bought. 

"foura  truly, 

?50U2K>02'3  0CaU2KGIjj;  aGiSHCY . 


Prcra&foot*®  Cexamercial  A;geacy 


NEW  YORK  CITY  Jfin>  7 

Hon . Thomas  A.  Edison, 

Orange,  II.  j.  STRICTLY  C0HFIDiSETl41  ROE  YOUR 


Roar  jir;-  •  OF  OUR  COHTRACT. 

In  reply  to  your  inquiry  about  Louis  C.  Van  Riper,  we  beg  to  report 
that  he  lived  in  Elden,  Illinois,  in  1894.  He  was  a  carpenter  by  trade 
and  a  saving  man.  Having  accumulated  about  $5,000.00,  he  sent  it  to  Ilessrs 
C.  F.  Van  Winkle  &  Co,  which  concern  ran  an  advisory  brokerage  business  in 
Chicago,  Illinois,  and  the  usual  result  followed.  They  wrote  him  that  his 
money  had  been  lost,  etc.  Van  Riper  went  to  Chicago,  Ill.  to  look  after 
his  interests,  and  the  business  of  getting  money  easily,  without  a  compen¬ 
sation,  was  attractive  to  him,  therefore  ho  decided  to  become  a  broker.  He 
obtained  a  position  with  Van  Winkle,  having  found  out  their  methods  of  busi¬ 
ness,  started  the  firm  of  I.  C.  Van  Riper  &  Company,  with  offices  in  the 
Rialto  Building.  He  circularized  the  country  with  get-rich-quick  literature, 
sending  some  to  the  customers  of  Vanwinkle,  which  list  he  obtained  when  ho 
was  employed  in  the  latter’s  office. 

The  Post-Office  made  a  ruling  that  no  person  or  firms  could 
use  the  mails  advertising  what  was  known  as  the  "pyramid"  plan  or  system. 

This  was  both  Van  Riper’s  ana  Van  Winkle’s  method.  The  postal  authorities 
indicted  a  number  of  persons  using  the  above  system,  and  one  of  the  persons 
indicted  was  C.  F.  Van  Winkle,  and  L.  C.  Van  Riper  saved  his  neck  by  turning 
State's  evidenoe  on  Van  Winkle.  The  State  authorities  then  took  up  the 
proseoution  of  a  number  of  get-rich- quick  concerns  and  bucket  shops,  and  in¬ 
dicted  the  following  persons  in  the  Criminal  Court  of  Illinois  in  1896  for 
"keeping  a  bucket  shop"  as  above: 


•  2. 

L.  c.  Van  Hiper,  broker 
3?.  3.  Y/iggins,  bookkeeper 
T.  j.  Polaek,  office  assistant 

Ed  Y/beoler,  who  receipted  for  a  registered  letter 
Van  Riper  quit  business  under  his  own  name  and  started  the  firm  of 
R.  H.  Kelley  &  Co,  a  corporation,  Robt«  H.  Kelley  being  a  member  of  the  Chi¬ 
cago  Board  of  Trade,  a  hard  drinker  and  a'  lawyer  of  no  practice.  Van  Riper 
paid  him  §25  per  week  for  the  use  of  his  name.  The  company  was  incorporated 
for  $100,000.  She  attorneys  .  for  the  firmware  Kelsey  &  Lazerus,  and  also 
Kelley,  holding  one  share  of  stodfc  and  acting  as  an  officer.  Van  Riper  hold 
the  balanoo  of  the  stock  of  the  corporation.  Circulars  were  sent  out  and 
Robt.  H.  Kelley  &  Co.  gathered  in  a  good  deal  of  money.  As  soon  as  this 
operation  was  brought  about  the  company  failed  and  went  into  the  hands  of  a 
receiver.  The  latter  was  unable  to  obtain  possession  of  the  books,  though 
he  made  repeated  demands  upon  Van  Riper,  Lazerus,  Kelley  and  Kelsey,  both  in 
Chicago  and  II.  V.  City,  and  not  ono  cent  was  ever  paid,  to  the  creditors.  Van 
Riper  then  left  Chicago  hurriedly  and  oame  to  IT.  Y.  City. 

Robt.  H.  Kelley  swindled  a  man  named  A.  Brachar  of  Herrods,  0,  out 
of  $1000.  Brachar  swore  out  a  warrant  for  Van  Riper  before  Martin  R.  II.  Wal¬ 
lace,  of  Chicago,  justice  of  the  peace;  but  Van  Riper  was  never  apprehended, 
having  left  Ohioago.  He  oame  to  Hew  York  in  1897,  and  started  the  firm  of 
Hotchkins  &  Co.  Hotohkins  was  related  to  Van  Riper  but  is  now  dead.  This 
•firm  failed,  after  getting  in  all  the  money  they  could,  and  never  paid  any¬ 
thing  to  creditors. 

Van  Riper  then  started  the  firm  of  Lawrenoe  &  Simons,  Lawrence  being 
Van  Riper' s  brother-in-law.  Simons  was  a  member  of  the  Chicago  Board  of 
Trade,  and  afterwards  the  controlling  spirit  in  the  C.  E.  Mackey  Co.  swindle. 
Simons  is  dead.  The  firm  of  Lawrence  &  Simons  failed,  and  as  far  as  we  can 
learn,  never  paid  anything  to  their  creditors. 

Van  Riper  opened  an  office  at  11  Bway  under  his  own  name,  aoting  as 
advisory  broker,  and  advertising  under  what  is  known  as  the  Chart  System. 

Many  complaints  were  made  on  aocount  of  money  lost  through  Van  Riper,  one  in 



particular  being  that  of  H.  R.  Randolph  of  Lincoln,  Ill,  who  sent  him  §5,000. 
Within  a  few  weeks  after  the  money  was  sent,  Tan  Riper  notified  Randolph,  by 
means  of  a  bum  mimeograph  letter,  that  ho  had  been  unluoky  and  lost  the  money. 
At  the  same  time  Tan  Riper  was  sending  out  circulars,  stating  how  successful 
he  had  been  in  business.  Robert  H.  Kelley  &  Co,  in- the  Braohar  case,  also 
sent  out  mimeograph  letters,  showing  loss  of  money.  Randolph  came  to  ITew 
York  for  the  purpose  of  prosecuting  Tan  Riper,  but  being  afraid  of  the  no¬ 
toriety,  decided  to  pocket  his  loss. 

Tan  Riper  worked  with  a  man  named  John  B.  McKenzie,  under  the  name 
of  J.  B.  Kenzie  &  Co,  MoKenzie  having  been  his  market  letter  writer  in  Chi¬ 
cago  . 

When  McKenzie  worked  for  Tan  Riper  in  Chicago,  at  the  same  time 
there  was  in  the  office  a  man  named  C.  W.  Turner,  who  now  runs  the  United 
States  Mining  Journal  for  Tan  Riper.  McKenzie's  last  swindle  was  known  under 
the  name  of  Hugh  L.  Smith  &  Co.  Tan  Riper  controlled  the  firm  of  Chester  B. 
Lawrence  &  Co,  all  of  whioh  firms  failed,  the  first  two  having  been  raided  by 
the  police.  Tan  Riper  then  beoame  interested  in  the  firm  of  J.  L.  MoLean  & 

Co,  25  Broad  St,  now  in  bankruptcy,  which  firm  was  expelled  from  the  Con¬ 
solidated  Exchange,  charged  with  bucket  shopping,  MoLean  &  Co.  being  in  the 
hands  of  a  reoeiver,  Tan  Riper  appeared  ub  scoured  oreditor  to  the  extent  of 

Tan  Riper  organized  the  Hew  York  Mailing  &  Advertising  Agenoy  with 
offioes  at  108  Fulton  St,  Manhattan,  from  which  plaoe  he  sends  out  oircular 
matter  for  the  various  schemes  that  he  is  interested  in.  He  has  a  post  of- 
fioe  box  Ho.  543,  and  all  answers  to  literature  are  sent  to  this  addreBS,  so 
Tan  Riper  opens  all  the  mail. 

We  also  find  a  connection  between  Tan  Riper  and  J.  F.  McHardt  & 

Co,  66  Bway.  McHardt  is  offering  the  stook  of  the  Thundefl  Mountain  Cold  Mining 
Co,  and  his  circulars  show  that  this  property  adjoins  the  Bewey  Mine,  while, 
as  a  matter  of  faot,  it  is  several  miles  from  the  property. 


We  also  find  one  Jason  0.  Moore  conneotod  with  Van  Riper  when  they 
ran  the  Beaumont  Trust  Co.  Jason  C.  Moore  is  an  ex-convict  having  served  time 
in  the  Illinois  penitentiary  for  forgery.  Many  judgments  have  Been  obtained 
against  him  and  the  Beaumont  Trust  Co.  in  Texas.  Moore  is  not  with  him,  how¬ 
ever,  at  present.  At  the  present  time  he  is  running  the  Moore  Rice  land  Co, 

5  Nassau  St. 

The  United  States  Mining  Journal  is  run  in  the  interests  of  Van 
Riper' s  sohemos,  and  mailed  from  108  Pulton  St.  and  further,  its  columns  are 
used  for  advertising  all  the  properties  in  which  Van  Riper  is  interested,  such 
as  the  Thunder  Mountain  Cold  Mining  Co,  Blysen  Oil  &  Gas  Co.  and  others. 

Van  Riper  was  arrested  in  New  York,  and  held  for  §5000  hail,  hut 
all  the  papers  and  records  in  the  case  have  mysteriously  disappeared  from  the 
District  Attorney's  office  at  the  same  time  that  Gardner  retired.  This  fact 
was  brought  out  recently  and  investigations  made  by  the  N.  Y.  Sun,  whom  Van 
Riper  had  sued  for  libel.  One  of  these  suits  have  been  tried  and  Van  Riper 
was  beaten,  and  on  Aug.  5/05  there  is  a  record  of  a  judgment  in  favor  of  the 
Sun  printing  &  Publishing  Assn  against  Louis  C.  Van  Riper  for  §172.48 

being  costs  in  the  oaso. 

Van  Riper  appears  as  the  principal  stockholder  in  the  princess  Club, 
a  N.  Y.  corporation  with  club  rooms  and  restaurant,  on  the  corner  of  Fulton  & 
Nassau  Sts.  There  the  statement  is  made  that  a  man  named  D.  McKenzie  put  in 
the  money.  Vfe  find  that  McKenzie  carries  a  very  large  amount  in  the  Seoond 
National  Bank  of  Hoboken,  N.J.  and  that  he  has  his  mail  sent  to  the  Hotel  Im¬ 
perial.  At  that  place  we  find  that  he  haB  delivered  to  Mrs.  F.  A.  Bade  ham, who 
has  recently  attained  notoriety  in  the  Cotton  Scandal,  and  who  is  said  to 
have  left  her  husband  because  of  the  attentions  paid  her  by  Van  Riper. 

The  ostensible  manager  of  the  Prinoess  Club  is  a  girl  named  Lewis 
who  has  been  for  sometime  a  stenographer  for  Van  Riper. 

Van  Riper  owned  many  houses  and  considerable  property  in  Weohawken, 
and  is  said  to  be  worth  in  the  neighborhood  of  §500,000.  He  had  yachts,  autos 



and  lives  in  fine  style,  but  lost  them  through  speculation  in  ootton,  and 
in  this  connection  Van  Hiper  made  a  deal  with  the  heads  of  the  Statistical  De¬ 
partment  of  Agriculture  by  which  he  was. to  have  advance  reports  for  the  regular 
publication.  This  made  him  speculate  heavily  in  ootton  with  great  advantage, 
but  he  deceived  his  confederates  and  did  not  report  only  10$  of  the  profits 
made.  The  result  of  this  was  that  they  furnished  Van  Riper  with  wrong  in¬ 
formation  causing  him  to  lose  a  large  amount  of  money.  He  then  went  to  the 
Government  and  informed  the  authorities  with  the  result  that  some  of  his 
■  former  associates  lost  their  positions.  He  turned  over  the  stock  of  the  Hew 
York  Hailing  &  Addressing  Co,  108  Fulton  St,  to  the  United  investors  Co.  of 
220  Sway,  and  took  a  controlling  interest  in  the  company.  It  was  formed  for 
the  purpose  of  disposing  of  Van  Riper' s  mining  stocks  in  the  Thunder  Mouhtain 
district,  but  which  concern. was  not  successful.  Van  Riper  then  went  to  Gold¬ 
field  where-he  obtained  an  interest  in  the  Mohawk  lease  which  was  very  profit¬ 
able.  At  the  present  writing  he  is  supposed  to  be  in  Goldfield  working  with 
a  man  named  D.  MoKenzie  who  is  one  of  his  close  business  associates. 

Yours  truly. 


Mr  Wright,  and  the  Work  he  la  -engaged 
In,  and  Will  be  ydry  gleaned  if  you'1 
will  grant  him  the  irttteyVia*  he 

With  kindest,  personal  regards, 

Thomas  A.  Edison,  Esq., 
Llewellyn  Park, 

Orange,  N.J. 

Dqap  . y 

Oqrtnpwija,  Spd  healing  that  he  wae  well 
enough-  off  in.  thie  wort^u  goods  he 
CDhOlOded  to  gird  up  buednees,  and 
devote  part  of  MS  tine  at  d.e«wb  to 
guhlio  work  of  a  charitable  nature. 

He,  however,  kept.  Mb  stooke,  which 
I  have  no  doubt  have  greatly  increased 
in  value.  Mr  Wright  la  now  engaged  in 
leotuf®8  illustrated  by  moving 
pioturas,  and  In  tMa  oonneotion  he 

*0WW  Kl»a  him  a  letter 
of  introduction  to  you,  as  ho  would 
like  to  dlaouBs  a  bueinese  proposition 
Isk  Wheth.  "?  Ob-l0°t  ln  wrl^ng  is  to 
to  1  n£y  hav®  permission 

to  give  him  euch  a  letter. 

I  have  the  highest  regard  for 

A  meeting  won  hold  In  tho  Committee  Room  on  the 
aftornoonof  the  20th,  for  the  purpose  of  discussing  various 
matters  relating  to  handling  foreign  Klnetophone  subjects  after 
they  arrive  at  the  footory.  Tho  mooting  wen  attended  hy  Messrs. 
Wurth,  Farrell,  Spaeth,  Ronhold,  Hillor,  l.  W.  I'cChooney,  I't.  evens, 
Kennedy,  Hutchison,  Gall  and  myoolf. 

Decided  that  when  a  letter  Is  received  announcing 
the  shipment  from  abroad  of  a  Klnetophone  subject  or  subjoots  tho 
Foreign  Deportment  will  send  a  copy  of  such  letter  to  Kr.  Wurth 
and  also  to  Kr.  Henbold,  in  ordor  that  they  may  have  advance 
Information  concerning  shipments  that  oro  on  the  way.  At  tho  some 
time  three  copies  will  be  sent  to  Kr.  1.  W.  KcChesnay.  Fr.  Kc- 
Chesney  will  hoia  these  two  extra  copies  In  his  possession  wending 
tho  arrival  of  the  ehlpment,  which  will  be  roportod  to  him  in  tho 
manner  hereinafter  provided.  V/hon  such  arrival  is  reported  ho 
win  send  those  extra  copies  to  Messrs.  Wurth  and  Henbold  in  order 
that  they  may  again  bo  reminded  of  any  special  instructions  con¬ 
tained  thoroin.  Tho  object  of  this  duplication  is  to  provide  a 
double  ohook  against  eny  instructions  being  overlooked.  Supple¬ 
mentary  instructions  from  the  foreign  groups  will  bo  handled  in 
tho  same  way. 

The  Receiving  Deportment  has  been  instructed  to 
promptly  deliver  to  Mr.  Renboia  all  incoming  Ehipmontu  of  foreign 
Klnetophone  negatives  and  to  Mr.  Wurth  all  incoming  shipments  of 
foreign  Klnetophone  master  rooordo.  Messrs.  Renboia  ana  Wurth 
will  immediately  report  on  tho  contents  nna  condition  of  eaoh 
shipment.  One  copy  of  this  report  will  he  sent  to  Mr.  Hutohison, 
another  to  Mr.  Stevens  and  another  to  Mr.  KcCheonoy.  If  numbers 
have  not  boon  previously  assigned  in  oonneotion  with  tho  making  of 
title  cards,  Mr.  KoChoeney's  department  will  immediately  assign 
the  numbers  end  report  same  to  Messrs.  Reribold  and  Wurth. 

Hr.  Renboia  will  continue  to  make  his  toehnicnl  re¬ 
ports,  but  they  will  bo  sent  to  Mr.  Hutchison  only  -  with  a  oopy 
to  you.  - 

A  sample  print  of  080h  toko  will  bo  mado  up  immedi¬ 
ately  without  a  requisition.  If  tho  foreign  deportment  haB  ro- 
oolved  on  order  for  other  prints  in  addition  to  the  sample  print. 
Hr.  Stevens  will  place  a  requisition  with  Mr.  HoChesnoy  for  the 
entire  number,  but  tho  sample  print  will  be  applied  on  the  order. 

When  title  cards  oro  not  received  early  enough  for 
the  titles  and  pictures  to  be  printed  in  one  continuous  strip  of 


fllm.  thb  titles  will  bo  printed  separately  end  spliced.  Hr. 
Stovona  will  write  each  of  the  foreign groups  colling  thoir 
attention  to  the  nocecslty  of  doing  this  If  the  titles  ore  not 
Bent  sufficiently  in  advsnoe  of  the  master  records  and  negatives. 

The  making  of  titles  will  he  transferred  to  t 
and  Nr.  Hutohison  will  arrange  to  have  it  done  in  the  Kinetopbone 
Studio  with  the  apparatus  now  used  hy  l'r.  Ward  t ho  latter  having 
otated  that  ho  uoos  this  apparatus  only  about  2S ;J  of  tho  time. 

All  title  oards  when  reooived  here  ore  to  bo  im¬ 
mediately  turned  over  to  Nr.  1.  V/.  NeChesnoy.  Mr.  NcChosnoy's 
department  will  aeeign  nuxribers  and  delivor  tho  cards  to  the  per- 
aon°£rppointea  by  Hr.  Hutchisod  for  this.  If  my  of  the  oarda  are 
in  suoh  a  oonaj.tlon  that  they  cannot  be  used,  they  will  be  rotumoa 
to  Hr.  McChosnoy'e  department  with  that  information. 

Hr.  Hutchison  will  send  Hr.  Stevens  the  required 
specifications  for  titles  ana  Hr.  Stevens  will  communicate  this 
information  to  the  Advertising  Deportment,  together with  a  liot 
of  the  languages  in  which  the  titled  are  likely  to  bo  required.. 

The  Advertising  Department  will  got  in  touoh  with  printers  of 
thono  various  languages  so  that  ?f  at  any  time  itbooomos  noees- 
Bary  to  have  newtltle  oardo  printed,  wo  con  got  tho  work  done 
without  aelsy. 

Hr.  KoChesnsy's  department  will  call  meetings  of 
the  Technical  Committee  appointed  by  Hr.  Hutchison  for  the  In¬ 
spection  of  sample  prints.  It  is  dosiroa  that  definite  ho: ar?  bo 
named  and  that  tho  running  of  sample  Points 
that  no  time  will  be  wasted  by  memboro  of  tho  committoo.  ihe 
Conmitteo  will  report  to  Hr.  Hutchison  ooncor^ng  the 
ana  Phono graphic  quality  of  each  subject  ana  will  roeoranona  the 
trike  whiolP^iv  consider b  the  better  wRaro  there  aro  more  than  ono. 
Where  two  tokos  aro  considered  of  nearly  oqual  quality  tho  Com¬ 
mittee  will  so  indicate.  The  Commlttoo  will  also  report  any  sub¬ 
jects  which  it  regards  eo  suitable  for nr  far 
Britain  or  Australia.  Tho  reports  of  this  Commlttoo  will,  os  far 
os  possible,  contain  constructive  criticism  ana  comment. 

Mr.  Hutobison  will  report  to  Hx.  Stevens  tho  Com¬ 
mittee  'a  findings,  ana  Hr.  Stevens  will  Inform  Hr.  I..  W.  HoChosnoy 
which  teka  is  to  ie  usea  in  filling  any  oidorB  that  have  boon 
placed  or  may  bo  placed. 

Hr.  Hutohieon  will  note  from.  Hr.  Roribold'o  reports 
and  the  reports  of  tho  Technical  Committee  such 
goetions  ana  comment  as  ho  bolievos  should  bo  oonmunicatea  to  the 
foreign  groups,  ond  will  embody  this  in  memoranda  to  Hr.  -> t ovens  - 
with  snoopy  to  you.  Mr.  Stevens  will  thereupon  write  tho  foreign 
groups  in  oonfbrmity  therewith . 


Cation  mast 

Where  a  Einetophone  Bubjeot  Id  cola  by  “c  Jor 
territory  other  than  for  which  it  woo  made  inyooti- 
first  bo  made  eo  to  tho  copyright  oituotion. 

Copies  to  thooe  present  at  tho  rooting  and  to  Neonra.  Edison, 
!<•  C*  lJeCheenoy.*  Eckert  oud  XQonang# 

*  April  27,  1914. 

V/ith  reference  to  file  news  which  X  happened 
to  hear  when  X  came  here,  I  cannot  help  hut  express  my  dis¬ 
appointment  over  finding  it  possible,  with  regard  to  the 
Kinetophone  deals,  in  which  I  have  upheld  the  interests  of  the 
Company  to  an  extreme  degree,  that  nevertheless  opinions  are 
ventilated  detrimental  to  me  personally.  I  know  that  you 
personally  do  not  share  these  opinions,  hut  if  I,  nevertheless, 
address  a  complaint  to  you,  it  is  because  I  feel  that  these 
opinions  have  not  been  opposed  other  than  in  a  lukewarm  manner. 
It  is  quite  natural  that  to  put  these  deals  through  required 
more  complicated  dealings  than  putting  through  a  simple  order 
for  goods,  but  I  feel  entitled  that  whenever  some  new-comers 
or  some  new  people  in  your  -employ  here  should  say  anything 
that  would  reflect  on  my  honesty,  integrity  and  unswerving 
fidelity  to  the  interests  of  the  company,  you  should  in  my 
absence  not  merely  oppose  these  reports  in  a  lukewarm  manner, 
but  with  all  the  strength  you  are  capable.  I  think  you  ought 
to  know  that  anything  I  may  do  or  may  have  done  is  always  open 
to  inquiry  and  that  X  am  not  capable  of  intentionally  doing 
anything  against  the  interests  of  the  Company,  and  in  this  I 
am  not  behind  the  best  person  you  have  over  here.  You  will 
therefore  understand  my  feeling  of  resentment  if  I  see  any 
doubting  attitude  by  any  of  your  people  here ,  especially  if 
their  services  to  Hr.  Edison  have  been  of  shorter  duration 
and  if  they  are  in  a  position  of  smaller  responsibility  and 
trust  than  1  have  been,  many  thousands  of  mileB  away  from  here. 


Dear  Ur.  Wilson; 

Hr.  C.  H.  YJilson-  2. 

Eha-fc  I  deserve  full  confidence  is  a  matter  of  course,  -but  that 
I  also  get  it  is  necessary  in  my  interests  and  in  the  interests 
of  the  Company  os  well.  It  is  a  reflection  on  the  Company 
if  any  race  course  touts,  procurers,  or  the  like  (lilce  Eoohm) 
or  any  other  disgruntled  people  find  a  ready  and  open  ear  for 
their  complaints  here  and  go  hack  to  Europe  with  that  impres- 

It  is  a  matter  o?  course  that  in  my  dealings  wi^h 
hundreds  of  people,  with  agents,  middlemen,  lawyers,  prospec¬ 
tive  3,  operators  and  operators'  wives,  I  could  not  and  aid 
not  intend  to  satisfy  everyone,  as  everything  had  to  he  to  me 
of  little  importance  compared  with  the  object  to  ho  achieved, 
ana  which  I  achieved  in  just  and  upright  dealings.  I  want 
the  recognition  this  work  deserves,  and  not  small  and  potty 
douhts.  I  know  I  have  no  reason  to  complain  against  you, 
except  that  I  may  justly  wish  of  you  to  protect  me  in  more 
than  a  lukewarm  manner  against  such  douhts  and  attacks.  You 
know  I  have  enough  troubles  with  the  unavoidable  consequences 
.of  such  an  affair.  I  gave  fully  acquainted  you  with  tho 
oomplot  of  blackmailers  among  middlemen,  also  with  some  of 
their  declarations,  which  are  an  admittance  of  their  being 
blackmailers.  In  addition  to  this  you  can  understand  that 
X  hove  not  gained  the  synpathy  of  some  of  the  groups  themselves, 
not  through  any  fault  of  mine  whatsoever,  hut  from  the  mere 
fact  that  I  sold  them  something  from  which  they-  expected  to 
derive  millions  of  profits  in  a  few  months,  and  as  their  hopes 

I  am  in  receipt  of  the  following  letter  from  John 

wail  here  I  am  away  down  in  Punta  Arenas,  the  most  extreme 
loithern  plLf  in  t^  world.  Over  8,000  miles  from  Broadway. 

I  had  a  wonderful  trip  down  the  West  Coast  f : rom  Valdevia.  T*e 
sail  through  the  Straits  of  Magellan  was  tne  grandest  *rip  I  have 
had  yet. 

We  entered  the  :  Straits':  the  fifth  day  at  sea.  The  captain  cane 
to  my  stateroom  and  pulled  me  out  of  ^*.30  A  M  I  fhe 

heautifuirs^nery?rirwasna  wond erf uf  sight.  The  daylight  was 
iust  coming  in,  and  the  sun  was  coming  up  from  behind  tfce  mount¬ 
ains  ,  °  throwing  up  beautiful  golden  ^ 

though  the  heavens  were  opening  up,  only  there  were  no  angels 
around,  not  even  on  board. 

si  =“■:■{»“ . 

To  give  you  an  idea  of  the  size  of  the  ZBOXglxi,  w  Bailed  22 
hours  through  >  them  before  .we  struck  Punta  A*e^s!na^-J^n^enas 
Arenas  was  only  half  way  through.  However,  I  am  in: Arenas 
nov;  It  is  a  nice  little  town,  laid  out  on  the  side  of  the 
mountains,  lot  of  English  and  German  people  here.  Very  few 

Punta  Arenas  is  the  home  of  the  sheep  raising  farms.  T^elargest 
sheep  farm  in  the  world  is  located  about  thirty  miles  from  here. 

,  Bie  weather  here  is  pretty  oold,  and  lots  of  rain.  Just  like  the 
end  of  our  November  at  home.  This  is  their  summer  season  now. 

I  met  the  American  Cdnsul  here  who  invited  me  to  P^yj^ittle 
tennis,  but  it  was  too  cold  to  hold  the  racquet.  He  took  me  up  to 
the  English  Club,  and  treated  me  very  nicely  indeed.  I  have  been 
here  a  week,  during  viiich  time  we  have  been  giving  shows  all  of 
which  went  off  perfectly.  Everyone  who  saw  them  was  well  Pleased. 
The  machines  are  working  fine.  I  think  I  hold  the  record 
successful  operation.  I  have  been  on  the  road  six  months,  du^-nS 
which  time  I  have  not  missed  a  show  or  had  any  break-downs .  Am 
only  using  a  second  shoe  on  the  reproducer,  and  no  repair  parts 
used  so  far.  Motor,  etc.  0.  K. 


I  sail  from  here  tomorrow  for  Euenos  Aires,  and  am  awfuliy  glad 
of  it.  X  am  anxious  to  get  hack  to  civilization  aga  n.  night  • 

rest  on  the  steamer  will  he  greatly  appreciated  asworkingnight 
tViPRP  tom8  is  pretty  hard  work.  I  offl  seeing  » 
fast  working  pace,  ’which  would  make  some  of  the  United  Booking 

is Ksfs-a 

and  knowledge  X  am  gaining  will  he  very  useful  to  me  lat 

When  x  get  tp  Buenos  Aires,  I  will  write  ypu  more  of  my  exper¬ 
iences,  and  in  more  detail. 

Drop  me  a  line  when  you  can. 

Sincerely  yours, 

Copies  to  Messrs.  Wilson,  Maxwell,  Stevens 

,d  Kennedy. 

M,  A  -  <3GM- 

The  following  is  the  list  of  subjects  on  which  Mr.  Warner 
is  working  for  Mr.  Gall,  and  on  which  reports  are  to  he  made 
out  weekly,  copiee  of  which  are  to  he  sent  to  Mr.  Gall  in 
Europe,  until  hie  return: 

1.  The  most  important  is  the  completion  of  the  Drying 
Room  at  the  Eilm  Plant.  Mr.  Warner  reports  that  in  from 
three  to  four  weeks,  he  will  haveone  unit  set  up  and  in 
operation,  commercially,  including  blowers,  conditioners, 

2 '  Mr.  Gall  has  under  way  a  comparator  for  the  Bronx 

Studio,  which  Mr.  Warner  is  to  complete  and  install  at 
the  Studio  in  the  Bronx.  He  should  also  instruct  the  oper¬ 
ator  at  the  Bronx  Studio  how  to  use  same.  He  should  give 
especial  instruction  to  Mr.  Theiss,  so  that  he  may  be 
able  to  answer  any  questions  regarding  it. 

3.  We  are  building  here  in  the  shop  a  printing  machine 
that  will  automat lo ally  seleot  a  oorrect  exposure  for  a 
given  negative.  Also,  when  the  same  iB  calibrated,  it  will 

it,  and  when  successful,  will  install  in  the  Bronx  Studio. 

4.  Mr.  garner  is  also  at  work,  at  the  present  time,  on 
standardization  of  developers  for  the  entire  plant,  in¬ 
cluding  the  Bronx  Studio. 

6.  Each  subject  that  comes  in  from  Abroad  will  have  six 
inches  to  one  foot  taken  therefrom,  and  sent  over  to  the 
Laboratory  office  for  test.  These  will  be  delivered  to  Mr. 
Warner,  who  will  make  tests  of  same,  and  report  to  M.  R.  H. 

6.  We  have  on  hand  condensers  from  several  manufacturers, 
which  are  to  be  tested  for  breakage  and  discoloration. 

7.  We  find  that  the  Bausoh  and  Lomb  condensers  are  rather 
unsatisfactory,  and  we  have  already  succeeded  in  getting 
some  that  are  evidently  better  and  at  a  cheaper  figure. 
Hence,  the  foregoing  test. 

3,  The  new  machine  has  spaoe  enough  to  be  able  to  accomo¬ 
date  a  triple  condenser,  should  occasion  arise  when  someone 
will  demand  a  triple  condenser,  it  is  well  to  go  into  the 
matter  now  and  prepare  therefor.  This  system  is  to  consist 
of  a  meniscus  and  two  plano-convex  lenses. 

tv* u  Mill 

9.  Ab  to  objective  lenses.  %m£eigs3sm*mmfr&  take  up  with 
the  Gundlaoh  Co.,  Baueoh  and  LonTETTand  others,  the  matter 
of  objectives,  the  same  to  he  long  fooue  of  greater  F  value 
than  those  heretofore  furnished  by  the  Baueoh  and  Bomb  Co. 

It  will  bp  unnecessary  to  furnish  f oousing  j  aokets  with 
these,  but  the  tube  must  be  made  to  conform  to  the  meoh- 
anical  limitations  of  the  in  our  machine. 

Mr.  Warner  will  look  after  this  atTiis  earliest  opportunity. 

Orange,  N.J.,  May  6th,  1914. 


Check  for  Twenty  Two  Thousand  Ninty  Six  c  d_ 

Dollars  and  Eighty  Cents . -X- . . 22096.80 

Which  tocether  with  One  Thousan^O^-ars .  1000.00 

retaineo  from  payment  of  ALTSCHoki'ft  Colo, 

Fifteen  Thousand  Four  Hundred_a*d  Three 

Dollars  and  Twenty  Cents.  ...Li. .  I54°3»20 


Check  of  May  4th,  I9I4,'F6<ir  Hundred  Dollars .  400.00 

and  Cash  :  May  4th,  I9J41v/0ne  Hundreo  Dollars . .  ...  100.00 

A  Total  of  Therty  Ni  pft/mdusAND  Dollars . $39000.00 

In  full  payment  o/Namount  due  me  undre  terms  of  ADJUSTMENT  VMTh 
Thomas  A.  Ediso(e/and  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Incorporated,  and  ooveri 
expenses./'Ew'sUursei.ients  and  commissions  paid  and  assumed  oy  me 


tracts:  German,  French,  Russian,  Scandinavian  and  Austrian  Groi 


*Ar(  ,  VMM  - 

I  wish  to  give  you  in  the  following  lineB  a  short 
report  about  my  European  Kinetophono  campaign,  principally 
about  those  itomB  which  I  dia  not  think  it  either  necessary 
or  useful  to  report  until  1  hod  an  opportunity  to  personally 
present  the  report  and  give  any  additional  verbal  explanation 
that  you  may  fe^di'j.e.  I  hoped  to  have  this  opportunity  at 
an  earlier  date—  in  December  last  year,  soon  after  the  clos¬ 
ing  of  the  agreements,  but  this  could  not  be  realized,  on 
account  of  the  announcement  of  Mr.  Stevens'  visit  to  Berlin, 
which  came  unexpectedly. 

About  the  agreements  very  little  can  be  said; 
they  were  negotiated  with  Bkill,  improved  in  many  places,  and 
your  interests  preserved  and  safeguarded  in  every  possible  way. 
That  the  complete  suooess  in  negotiating  these  agreements  was 
not  very  easily  obtained  must  be  plain  to  you  from  previous 
similar  and  unsuccessful  attempts.  I  came  over  to  Europe 
and  commenced  to  carry  out  the  plan  which  I  laid  down  in  a 
memorandum  to  Mr.  Wilson  before  leaving  this  oountry  last  year, 
I  have  seen  and  negotiated  with  many  hundreds  of  people,  and 
my  dealings,  of  course,  had  their  ups  end  downs,  as  to  put 
thoBe  agreements  through  was  not  a  plain  and  ordinary  business 
proposition,  and  I  found  that  the  ordinary  demonstrations  to 



procpectives  which  I  gave  in  my  show-room  in  Berlin  did  not 
o reate  a  sufficient  into rest  in  the  Kinetophone.  The  atti¬ 
tude  of  the  prospeotives  in  a  private  show  room  was  too  oriti- 
oal,  and  if  it  had  been  possible  to  oonolude  any  agreements 
as  a  oonsequenoe  of  suoh  private  demonstrations  it  would  have 
taken  a  considerably  longer  time  than  it  actually  took,  and 
the  agreements  thus  obtained  would  have  looked  entirely  dif¬ 
ferent  in  the  way  of  bonuses,  prices,  wording  and  in  every 
other  way.  In  this  manner  the  terms  obtainable  would  not 
have  been  half  as  good  as  those  actually  ontained,  and  proba¬ 
bly  the  entire  territory  could  not  have  been  closed.  Hearing 
from  Hr.  Wilson  how  anxious  you  were  to  see  these  deals  put 
through,  I  prepared  a  few  weokB  after  I  arrived  in  Berlin  the 
campaign  outlined  in  the  memorandum  above  referred  to.  It 
was  necessary  to  create  if  possible  an  extraordinary  speoial 
situation,  in  order  to  make  prospeotives  willing  and  anxiouB 
to  aocept  such  terms--terms  which  otherwise  were  altogether 
impossible  to  obtain  in  Europe.  I  therefore  carried  oxit  the 
plan  indicated  with  a  few  words  in  the  memorandum  above  men¬ 
tioned  and  arranged  the  press  performance  in  Vienna.  This 
preparation  was  entirely  seoret,  in  order  not  to  have  Gaumont'B 
representatives  in  Vienna  counteract  my  work  with  the  press  by 
influencing  the  preBB,  as  he  afterwards  did,  with  considerable 
expense  to  him.  I  surrounded  myself  with  a  staff  of  assist- 
an^jjl,  engaged  a  professor  of  one  of  the  first  technical  in¬ 
stitutions  in  Vienna  to  precede  the  press  performance  with  a 
introductory  lecture,  and  got  in  oontaot  with  one  of  the  fore¬ 
most  editors  and  other  journalists  of  the  Vienna  press.  The 



performance  itself,  held  at  the  Beethoven  Hall  in  Vienna,  was 
prepared  seoretly  and  notice  to  the  press  was  only  sent  out 
on  the  day  preceding  the  press  demonstration,  in  order  to  give 
Gaumont  no  time  to  stifle  the  complete  suocesB  which  I  otherwise 
expeoted  to  have.  Ton  know,  of  course,  Gaumont' s  claim  to 
he  the  first  man  to  have  produced  talking  pictures,  and  any 
premature  knowledge  of  the  Intended  preBs  demonstration  would 
have  been  used  by  Gaumont,  and  no  doubt  his  work  would  have 
had  weight  with  a  portion  of  the  presB  at  least.  All  this 
was  prepared  and  oarried  out  with  precision  and  worked  as  I 
expeoted  it  would.  The  press  performance  was  a  complete 
success  and  reports  appeared  in  hundreds  of  papers  from  one 
end  of  the  monarchy  to  the  other.  In  the  most  important 
Vienna  papers  several  oilmans  were  published  about  thiB  event. 

I  am  veiy  glad  that  I  did  not  aot  on  the  advioe  of  the  men 
who  were  suppoed  to  know  better  and  who  were  of  the  opinion 
that  this  demonstration  would  be  a  failure  on  account  of  most 
of  the  people  being  away  in  the  oountry  or  bathing  resorts, 
the  month  of  August  being  the  hottest  month  of  the  year  and 
everybody  who  oan  afford  it  getting  out  of  Vienna.  I  folt 
almost  sure  that  in  the  manner  the  press  demonstration  was 
prepared  and  managed  it  would  be  an  attraction  of  the  first 
order  and  at  least  150  men  would  appear.  I  was  pleased  to 
find  that  ny  anticipation  was  not  only  fulfilled  but  the  hall, 
with  its  oapaoity  of  600  people ,  wsb  overcrowded.  The  press 
demonstration  was  given  on  August  12th,  and  I  immediately  set 
out  to  oar ry  out  the  seoond  part  of  my  program —  also  set  forth 
in  the  above  mentioned  memorandum--  to  obtain  permission  for 
a  performance  before  the  aged  Emperor  of  Austria.  This  per- 



mission,  sought  hofore  the  press  demonstration  was  given,  was 
refused,  "but  I  took  up  a  second  time  negotiations  with  the 
Court  at  Isohl,  a  Summer  resort  in  the  Alps,  and  in  conse¬ 
quence  of  the  presB  write-ups,  the  F.mporftr  waB  so  interested 
in  the  Kinetophonc  that  he  wanted  to  Bee  it.  His  permission 
was  givon  and  the  performance  fixed  for  Sunday,  the  17th, 
the  day  preceding  his  83rd  birthday-  She  notice,  however, 
was  too  short,  and  I  had  to  advise  that  the  performance  at 
that  date  would  not  be  possible,  and  asked  for  a  postponement. 
The  Court  gave  me  the  ohoioe  of  any  day  after  the  18th,  if 
possible  the  19th,  because  then  all  relatives  and  guests  who 
gather  around  the  Emperor  on  hio  birthday  would  still  be 
present;  and  I  accepted,  as  1  found  that,  although  with  great 
difficulty,  the  performance  would  be  possible  on  the  19th. 

The  difficulties  in  giving  this  performance  were  in  the 
electrical  conditions  of  the  town?  Isohl  is  a  small  town 
with  a  small  oleotrloal  plant,  and  the  current  I  believe  is 
alternating  and  60  volts,  whereas  the  machine  I  had  was  220 
volts  direct  current.  I  also  knew  that  in  a  small  town  like 
this  no  apparatus  for  converting  the  current  would  be  obtain¬ 
able  and  If  there  was  any  hitoh  in  getting  the  electrical 
material  necessary  I  would,  without  having  sufficient  time  to 
get  the  material  from  Vienna,  run  the  risk  of  a  dismal  failure. 
In  order  to  make  the  performance  possible,  special  apparatus 
not  in  the  market  was  necessary,  and  through  the  courtesy  of 
the  Siemens  firm  in  Vienna  we  obtained  their  laboratory 
machines  to  produoe  the  current  needed  for  our  220  volt  machines 
The  laboratoxy  apparatus  for  this  purpose  weighed  several  tons 
and  we  praotioally  had  to  engage  one  of  the  railway  freight 



wagons,  which  you  know  are  very  small  in  that  oountiy,  to 
cart  this  laboratory  apparatus  to  iBohl.  The  machines  were 
set  up  at  tho  elootrie8tl|&atant  and  a  special  oonneotion  be¬ 
tween  the  plant  and  the  town  theatre  where  the  performance 
was  to  bo  given  had  to  be  made,  and  the  cables  fas  there  was 
no  other  way  of  doing  it)  had  to  be  laid  on  the  Btreet  from 
the  works  to  tho  theatre.  The  theatre  gave  a  performance  on 
the  18th  whioh  lasted  up  to  midnight,  and  as  the  electrical 
workmen  had  done  night  .work  for  e  few  previous  nightB,  in 
order  to  make  the  illuminations  possible  for  the  Emperor's 
birthday,  they  did  not  appear  at  midnight  to  do  our  work,  as 
arranged,  but  said  they  would  have  to  get  some  sleep,  find 
so  they  oaaie  four  hours  later—  at  4  in  the  morning.  At 
4  in  the  afternoon  tho  performance  was  to  bo  given,  and  what 
troubles  1  had  between  4  in  the  morning  and  4  in  the  afternoon 
I  will  tell  you  verbally  if  you  have  time.  X  will  only 
repeat  what  you  know —  the  performance  wsb  a  tremendous  suc¬ 
cess,  being  attended  by  the  Emperor  and  Royal  Arch  Dukes- 
on  affair  suoh  as  has  not  been  in  Ischl  for  tho  last  50  years. 

The  Austrian  deal  I  had  olosea  in  the  week  between 
the  press  performance  and  tho  performance  before  tho  Emperor. 

Tho  Emperor's  performance,  of  course  fed  the  press  with  new 
artioles,  and  this  time  papers  printed  artioles  oovering  several 
pages.  After  the  performance  I  wont  to  Vienna  and  made  this 
oity  the  oenter  of  my  work,  communicated  with  all  tho  proB- 
peotives  whose  names  I  had  in  my  correspondence  and  made  ap¬ 
pointments  for  them  to  oome  from  Russia,  Spain,  France  and 
Italy  to  Vienna.  I  have  been  dealing  there  with  many  hundreds 
of  people,  and  it  was  of  course  in  the  nature  tff  these  negotia- 


■felons  that  they  had  their  ups  and  downs.  The  explanation  of 
the  agreement,  which  of  course  could  not  he  understood  hy 
the  prospootives  interested,  required  almost  daily  for  several 
months  night  work,  and  as  1  wanted  to  handle  the  matter  all 
hy  myself  1  overtaxed  ay  physioal  power,  and  in  the  middle 
of  the  negotiations—  that  is,  after  I  had  closed  the  Austrian 
and  the  German  agreements —  I  had  a  break-down,  so  that  I  called 
for  one  assistant  from  Berlin  for  the  first  time,  to  take  off 
my  hands  some  of  the  work. 

As  to  the  method  of  my  work,  1  believe  it  is  not 
necessary  to  say  much  or  to  specially  emphasize  that  it  was 
conducted  with  extraordinary  straightforwardness.  1  pointed 
out  all  the  difficulties  X  could  think  of,  and  I  would  not 
stoop  to  aocept  offers  with  anything  left  unexplained;  on  the 
contrary  I  pointed  out  all  difficulties  under  the  agreement, 
and  I  protected  you  many  ways  hy  changing  the  wording  of 
the  agreement  and  making  it  stronger  where  X  thought  this  was 


I  estimate  the  value  of  theBe  contracts  at  at  least 
a  couple  of  millions  of  dollars,  provided  these  European 
countries  are  properly  supervised  and  made  to  carry  out  the 
agreements,  and  if  your  share  of  the  work  iB  properly  done. 

The  film  and  record  purchases  will  reach  an  enormous 


The  Kinetophone  purchases  under  the  agreements 
amount  to  §146,000. 

The  weekly  royalties  for  two  yearB  amount  to  over 



$ 400,000 . 

All  this  without  taking  into  account  any  possible 
extensions  with  new  large  bonuses  ana  other  payments  conse¬ 
quent  thereto.  She  bonus  for  two  years,  as  shown  by  attached, 
statement,  amounts  to 


ana  haB  been  paid  in  full,  with  the  exception  of  §40,000.  still 
aue  on  the  French  agreement.  You  will  also  note  from  said 
statement  that  X  have  been  able  to  obtain  for  you  an  excess 
over  the  original  stipulated  bonuses  amounting  to  §43,536.39. 


It  was  originally  thought  that  those  agreements 
would  he  taken  over  by  syndicates  who  would  afterwards  dis¬ 
pose  of  them  by  founding  companies  issuing  shares,  ana  it  was 
arranged  that  as  a  remuneration  X  should  be  entitled  to 
obtain  shares.  X  am  glad,  however,  that  this  system  has  been 
practically  eliminated  and  with  the  exception  of  the  French 
group,  who  have  not  yet  started  work,  the  parties  with  whom 
the  agreements  were  made  have  undertaken  the  working  of  these 
agreements  themselves.  Shis  made,  of  oourse,  the  obtaining 
of  shares  impossible,  and  it  had  to  he  substituted  by  another 
form  of  remuneration.  Furthermore,  the  advantages  which  you 
wished  to  give  me  while  reserving  to  me  the  post  of  a  member 
of  the  3oard  of  Dirootors  under  the  agreement  did  not  fulfill 
themselves  with  any  of  the  companies,  excepting  the  German 
Company,  heoauso  the  oontraoting  parties  either  were  not  a 
company  with  a  hoard  of  dirootors,  but  as  in  the  case  of  the 
Austrian  group  formed  a  partnership  only,  or  as  in  the  Frenoh, 



Russian  and  Scandinavian  cases ,  they  did  not  remunerate  me 
with  the  usual  directors'  iocs,  otc. ,  hut  held  out  only  the 
hope  of  (jotting  some  remuneration  by  giving  me  a  small  per¬ 
centage  in  the  net  profits.  The  matter  of  shares  being  out 
of  the  ouestion,  the  commission  or  remuneration  was  given  in 
cash.  She  commissions  received  were  as  follows: 

Austria-Hungary , 
Sermany-Switzorland , 
France ,  Italy,  Spain,  eto. 
Russia , 

Scandinavia , 




I  might  have  obtained  considerably  higher  amounts 
if  I  had  made  this  a  point,  hut  I  accepted  the  amounts  named 
and  voluntarily  given  by  the  parties  and  did  not  argue  about 
it,  only  in  the  case  of  the  Russian  and  Scandinavian  groups 
I  made  an  exoeption.  In  the  case  of  tho  Scandinavian  group 

a  commission  of  §5,000  was  offered  me  hy  letter,  hut  I  re¬ 
fused  to  aooept  the  sum,  because  I  mistakenly  considered  this 
too  much  of  a  burden  for  a  small  territory —  I  saig  mistakenly, 
because  a  very  considerably  higher  amount  was  afterwards 

paid  middlemen  hy  the  Scandinavians . 

In  the  case  of  Russia,  on  account  of  competition 
between  several  important  groups  I  was  able  to  demand  for 
you  an  inoreasod  bonus,  viz:  125,000  roubles  (§62,600). 

When  I  demanded  tills  increased  bonus  for  you  from  tho  par¬ 
ties  with  whom  1  finally  closed,  they  offered  me  as  a  eon- 
mission  something  like  60,000  roubles  ($30,000)  and  my 
assistant  10,000  roubles  ($5,000),  this  openly  in  the  presence 
of  three  lawyers.  The  inoroaBod  commission  was  meant  to 
bribe  me  into  reduoiug  your  bonuB  from  125,000  roubles  to  the 



original  figure  of  100,000  roubles  ($60,000).  /.a  illogical, 

unbusinesslike  and  senseless  as  it  may  seom,  commiasione  never 
appear  to  bother,  and  they  offer  them  freely  all  round;  but 
the  aotual  figures  of  the  oontraot —  the  bonus  and  other 
payments—  they  would  haggle  and  bargain  about  ana  would  feol 
pleased  if  they  obtained  a  minor  concession.  yell,  in  the 
above  case  I  am  Borry  1  had  to  punish  our  Russian  frienuB 
for  thoir  attempt  to  bribe  me.  So  thoir  Btirprise  and  the 
surprise  of  those  around  me,  I  quiokly  acted  as  follows 
on  their  proposition:  "You  are  willing  to  spend  this  amount 

in  commissions?"  "Yes."  "Well,  the  bonus  cannot  be  reduced 
to  100,000  roubles;  it  has  to  remain  185,000.  The  amount 
you  are  offering  for  commissions . iu  altogether  out  of  pro¬ 
portion  to  the  bonus.  I  shall  therefore  have  to  increase 
the  bonus,  and  will  do  it  in  this  manner:  You  said  you 

would  give  my  assistant  10,000  roubles  commission;  he  ncust 
not  aooept  this  from  you.  I  shall  take  care  of  him  and  pay 
him  myself,  and  these  10,000  roubles  shall  ho  added  to  the 
bonus,  making  it  135,000  roubles.  Further,  you  offered  me 
60,000  roubles;  this  is  in  my  opinion  entirely  too  muoh. 

Stick  to  your  former  offer,  viz:  40,000  roubles  ($20,000), 
and  of  the  20,000  roubles  which  still  remain  add  15,000 
roubles  to  the  bonus,  making  the  bonus  150,000  roubles 
($75,000),  and  the  remaining  5,000  roubles  keep  for  your¬ 

The  Russians  come  from  a  country  whore  graft  and 
bakshish  are  common  and  usual,  and  as  meny  of  them  in  my 


position  would  have  taken  as  muoh  as  they  could  get,  they 
were  rather  surprised  at  this  kind  of  arithmetio. 


So  conduct  the  affair  and  bring  it  to  a  quick  and 
successful  issue  was  impossible  on  a  very  economical  basis. 

It  was  up  to  me  to  see  how  all  the  expenses ,  outside  of  the 
remuneration  for  myself,  were  to  be  paid.  I  understood  that 
you  would  not  recompense  any  agent  or  middleman  for  thoir 
work,  and  my  aim  was  therefore  to  give  you  the  amounts 
you  asked  for  in  their  entiroty,  however  that  might  be  done, 
and,  outside  of  the  remuneration  for  myself,  make  sufficient 
surplus  money  for  you  to  be  able  to  compensate  those  around 
me  and  pay  the  heavy  expenses  without  which  it  would  have 
been  impossible  to  put  the  thing  through.  I  had  to  be 
politic  and  liberal  all  around  in  order  to  get  along  success¬ 
fully.  I  gave  magnificent  dinners  at  the  Grand  Hotel  in 
Vienna,  of  which  one  cost  me  §250;  I  spent  money  for 
scientific  institutions;  I  gave  1,000  crowns  to  the  :2ayor 
of  Vienna  for  the  poor  of  Vienna;  I  remunerated  those  around 
me  liberally,  always  with  the  idea  in  mind  that  the  bonus 
stipulated  for  when  I  left  here  lest  year  should  not  be 
touched  in  the  least  ana  that  you  should  receive  it  in  full. 

(There  are  §5,000  expenses  on  the  books  of  the 
Edison  Gesellschaft,  m.b.H. ,  Berlin,  and  outside  of  these  I 
have  had  obligations  and  expenses  amounting  to  approximately 
§34,000.  Please  oonBiaer  how  these  expenses  should  be 
oovored.  X  have  not  the  slightest  aoubt  that  you  fully 
appreciate  the  good  work  done  and  that  you  intend  to  3how 
your  appreciation.  I  naturally  do  not  wish  to  limit  your 



liberality,  bat  il  you  ao  aot  car.  to  toaob  tb.  erigin.1 
stipnlatea  beats.  .11.*  a.  to  e.Sgest  for  o.n.ia.ratioa 
tb.  propoBltioa  set  forth  at  tb.  ..a  .1  this  -emorananm. 

Before  .losing  tbie  report,  1  rent  to  sbe.  eaotb.r 
Important,  bat  as  yet  unftoa.  item  of  erpease  to  ».  a 
„  affair  lib.  this  there  or.  al.ay.  people  *bo  bat.  b.t 
Obteiaea  ..  maob  money  as  they  thought  they  *o«ia  -be  oat 
of  it  ana  who  have  become  aisBetiaflea,  fbiB  is  trae 
....  af  tb.  Baropeen  gm,nps.  *bo,  afcw  tall  of  .amiration. 
good-will  ana  promises  b.forebaa,  Bbortly  after  the  oloair® 
tnrnoa  gainst  -  .be.  bopes  of  -binf  ,alobly 

mere  not  fnlfillaa  Baa  they  boa  to  set  ao*n  to  aotnal  »orb. 
mo  agents  and  ale.  or.  generally  not  of  tbe 
highest  We,  ana  so,  .i«oo  tb.  elo.l.g  of  tb...  agreement. 

1  b„.  boa  to  oonteni  with  a  lot  of  b.rr.sBias  ana  aoxryinS 
olaims  brongbt  by  -aai.rne.  »  » 

of  »bi.b  I  hat.  no*  to  fight  in  the  conrta.  Tb...  people  i» 
their  aieoppointea  bo,.,  of  beooming  million.i.ea  gniobly. 
resort  to  oalnmny,  bloobmail,  eto,  Pri.a.  Beeiaene.  for 
iastonoa ,  *h.n  be  ...  hi.  hope,  abatter.a,  bronght  a  suit  again. 
«,  in  Paris,  claiming  a.  arp.nses  «=»  amooges  tbe  paltry  an. 
of  BOO ,000  fran.B  ,4100.000).  I  settl.a  this 
bin.  pail  my  lawr'e  erpea...  «.a,  as  *a.  m  a 

ieeperata  °T' 

irng  him  for  tb.  last  font  .oaths'.  an«  to  ao  so  for 
.boat  a  year,  nrfll  I  see  be  is  on  bis  feet  .gain-  *  *— 
to  defend  the Be  suits  personally  and,  where  I  think  fit. 

All  these  olaims  are,  of  course .  without 

settle  them. 



foundation,  mostly  'brought  merely  to  blsokmail  mo,  but  it  may 
prove  to  bo  oheaper  in  seme  oases  to  sacrifioo  a  Qmall  amount 
and  settle,  instead  of  having  the  lawyers’  fees  run  up  into 
high  figures.  She  principal  idea  of  those  people  in  bring¬ 
ing  theBO  suits  iB  that  I  hove  to  i’oar  any  of  these  suitB 
becoming  known  to  you,  and  they  oxpoot  that  I  will  hush  up 
the  affair  by  coming  to  a  quick  settlement.  One  party  suing 
me  for  SO, 000  crowns  in  the  Vienna  Courts  haB  admitted  to 
witnesses  that  he  has  no  claim  on  me  whatsoever  but  he  expects 
that  I  will  settle  up  for  one-third  the  amount ,  with  which 
he  would  he  satisfied. 

That  you  may  have  an  idea  of  the  suits  brought 
against  mo,  1  attach  statement  "3"  enumerating  some  of  tho 

I  intend  fighting  the  present  suits  or  any  suits 
that  may  ho  brought  againBt  me,  at  my  own  expense,  but  in 
view  of  the  fact  that  you  reoeivoa  tho  contracts  and  bonuses 
intoot,  without  any  burden  of  expense  whatsoever,  my  sugges¬ 
tion  v/ould  bo  that  in  addition  to  defending  those  suits  myself 
1  ahell  also  take  upon  myself  tho  oxpenses  of  §54,000  enumerated 
above,  and  that  in  compensation  you  leave  ino  the  surplus  ob¬ 
tained  ovor  ana  above  the  originally  stipulated  bonus  as  a 
remuneration  for  tho  loyal,  successful,  and,  as  I  may  without 
being  immodest  say,  tremendous  work  I  have  done  in  negotiating 
those  agreements,  also  to  oomponsato  me  for  the  worry,  sac¬ 
rifice  of  health  in  the  past  and  future  and  the  ooBt  of 
theae  lawouitB,  whioh  have  been  the  necessary  conBe- 
quenoe  of  an  affair  like  this  and  whioh  rested  entirely  on 



my  shoulders.  I  am  inolincd  to  believe  that  you  will  wot 
thinl:  this  request  immoderate  if  you  consider  that  our 
friend  Berriel,  who  practically  had  onoe  au  option  from  you, 
intended  to  make  upon  the  Jreuoh-italian  deal  alone  $100,000. 

Ab  before  said,  I  estlauto  the  lawyers'  costa,  should  I  win 
in  all  those  oases  and  not  Biond  any  money  in  settling,  will 
about  to  at  least  ilO.uoO,  eo  that  Y/hat  in  the  end  would  be 
left  to  mo  may  turn  out  to  be  a  fraction  of  what  middlemen 
and  others  earned  on  these  deals. 

Or  a  second  suggestion  would  be  that  while  I  fight 
the  suits  mentioned  at  my  expense,  and  in  view  of  the  fact  that 
I  obtained  for  you  over  •••■43,000  in  bonuses  more  than  you  de¬ 
manded,  my  suggestion  would  be  to  the  effect  that  you  pay 
the  $34,000  obligations  and  expenses  which  were  legitimately 
contracted  in  ray  negotiations  for  you.  This  would  leave  the 
commission  and  present  intact  and  would  leave  you  still  a 
surplus  over  and  above  the  originally  stipulated  bonus,  and 
if  you  wish  to  chow  some  recognition  by  parting  with  some  of 
this  surplus ,  you  know  that  it  will  be  appreciated.  X  do 
not  wish  to  insist  or  press  in  any  my,  knowing  that  you  w|ll 
do  what  is  right . 



Ab  I  wish  you  to  Tie  fully  informed  about  oacli  and 
every  amount'  that  passed  into  or  through  tsy  handB,  X  must 
tell  you  that  I  received  a  further  amount  of  §10,000  which 
does  not  como  under  previous  headings.  It  was  given  me  after 
the  closing  of  the  agreements  as  a  presont  by  'Jr.  "onuchoff 
personally,  ..ith  his  thanks,  for  the  services  I  had  rendered 
him  in  protecting  his  interests  against  his  partner  Davidoff 
and  against  agent3  or  middlemen.  X  refused  it,  but  he  in- 
sifted  on  giving,  and  I  accepted  after  consultation  with  un¬ 
people  and  my  lawyer,  as  they  oonld  not  see  in  it  anything 
I  could  be  reproached  for.  The  circumstances  leading  to 
this  present,  given  me  after  the  closing,  with  the  profuse 
thanks  and  appreciation  of  i£r.  Konuohoff ,  were  the  following: 

Davidoff ,  Kunski  and  rrinoe  SDulgadaroff  were  tho 
parties  who  first  negotiated  for  Kussia.  Davidoff,  the 
Hussian  singer,  was  presented  to  me  sb  a  well-to-do  man, 

Eanski  as  possessing  a  good  fortune  and  Prince  7,ulgadaroff 
as  being  a  millionaire.  They  wore  reedy  to  come  to  an  agree¬ 
ment,  but  dia  not  have  the  money  ready  in  order  to  pay  the 
bonus.  They  stated  they  would  first  have  to  go  back  to 
Sussia  to  make  the  money  liquid  and  would  pay  on  their 
return.  In  tho  meantime  they  wanted  me  to  give  them  an 
option.  They  we re  ready  to  pay  down  §5,000  as  a  deposit. 

I  did  not  guess  at  that  time  that  neither  Kanski  nor 
Sulgadaroff  were  not  what  was  represented  to  me,  and  that 
these  three,  or  at  least  the  two  last  named,  wanted  the 
option  to  raise  money  in  Petersburg  and  make  a  big  commis¬ 




sion  on  it  ana  get  out  of  it.  But,  although  not  guessing 
this,  my  suspicion  guarded  me,  and  I  refused  suoh  an  option. 
What  they  obtained  from  mo,  although  it  may  have  been  simi¬ 
lar  to  an  option,  was  not  sufficient  to  achieve  thoir  pur¬ 
pose.  X  agreed  that  up  to  a  certain  date,  when  they  must 
produce  half  the  bonus,  I  would  not  negotiate  with  other 
parties  for  Russia,  furthermore,  even  after  payment  of  the 
first  half  of  the  bonus,  you  should  have  the  right  to  re¬ 
fuse  accepting  the  agreement,  if  you  considered  in  your  own 
opinion,  the  throe  parties  or  any  of  then  unsuitable  for  any 
reason  v7hataoevor.  i'his  protected  me  aheolutoly.  In  tho 
meantime  X  found  out  the  truth  about  them,  and  aa  a  matter  of 
fact  on  tho  date  appointed  Bavidoff  alone  produced  money, 
but  in  view  of  the  fact  that  neither  Hans  Id.  nor  Sulgadoroff 
produced  any  money  I  docidod  not  to  close  on  the  original. 

I  knew  that  what  Davidoff  produced  was  all  they  had  and  that 
their  intention  was  on  paying  half  the  bonus  to  obtain  tho 
agreement,  go  home  with  it  and  raise  money,  that  is,  would 
sell  the  agreement  at  a  largo  profit,  without  at  least  iCcnski 
and  Sulgadoroff  putting  in  any  money.  At  the  3amo  time 
Honuchoff  came  to  Vienne,  was  introduced  to  Davidoff, and 
these  three,  in  order  to  get  raoro  money,  wanted  to  sell 
KonuchofPl5S5S  on  paying,  I  believe,  75%  of  the  ooat  of  the 
agreement.  Hero  1  steppaT in,  removed  Kanski  and  Sulgadoroff 
and  endeavored  to  have  Davidoff  and  Eonuohoff  come  to  an 
equitable  arrangement,  and  finally  concluded  the  agreement 
with  these  two.  In  the  meantime  Konuohoff,  in  his  feverish 
anxiety  to  get  into  the  business,  gave  a  written  undertaking 




to  one  man  to  pay  him  $85,000  for  introducing  him  to  3oehn%*f 
and  to  Boohrw*'' Konuchoff  gave  an  undortalcing  for  25,000  roubles. 


In  short,  the  matter  7/as  in  a  truly  fearful  Russian  meBS,  and 
unloss  I  oould  extrioate  Konuohoff  therefrom,  I  should  have 
refused  to  have  any  dealings  with  any  of  them. 

As  soon  as  I  heard  of  these  undertakings  I  arranged 
for  all  parties  to  come  to  my  room  at  the  hotel.  Shore  were 
throe  Russian  lawyers,  Davidoff,  Konuchoff,  3oehm  and  the 
one  who  obtained  the  second  undertaking.  I  told  Druid off 
that  unless  ho  could  come  to  an  equitable  arrangement  with 
Konuohoff  I  regreted  that  I  could  not  close  v/ith  cither  him 
or  Konuchoff.  thereupon  Davidoff  and  Konuchoff,  after 
consulting  with  a  Vienna  lav/yer,  came  to  some  understanding 
which  seemed  to  satisfy  them.  I  then  told  Boehm  to  produce 
the  document^  according  to  which  Konuchoff  promised  to  pay 
him  25,000  roubles,  and  ashed  him  how,  as  a  servant  of 
Davidoff,  he  came  to  demand  such  a  doonmerit  from  Konuohoff. 

I  asked  him  brusquely  whether  he  insisted  on  this  undertaking 
being  oarried  out  or  whether  he  would  agree  to  waive  it  and 
have  ice  tear  the  document  up.  in  the  presence  of  all  the 
parties  named  he  agreed  that  this  daoument  should  he  con¬ 
sidered  as  non-existing,  and  it  was  torn  up.  She  same  I 
did  with  the  agent  who  had  the  second  undertaking.  Ho  did 
not  at  first  agree,  hut  finally  he  agreed  to  viel/re  it,  although 
I  had  to  give  him  in  consideration  a  few  thousand  crowns.  / 

In  this  manner  Konuohoff  v/as  relieved  of  extraordinarily 
heavy  obligations  and  I  was  able  to  proceed  with  the  closing 
of  the  agreement,  and  owing  to  this  work  I  was  able  to  also 



increase  your  bonus £ considerably.  Konuohoff  reoognizod  the 

work  |  had  done  for  him  and  wanted  to  show  his  appreciation, 
after  the  closing  of  tho  agreement,  by  tho  present  which  he 
made  and  which  I  accepted,  after  taking  the  advice  of  other 
people.  So  enable  you  to  fully  oversee  the  matter,  I 
herein  state  the  following:  t'ho  preceding  sheets  and  this 

appendix  (Vive  an  account  of  all  the  payments  ms  do  to  ire . 



Germany ,  Switzerland , ) 
Austria,  Hungary,  ) 
Balkan  > 

French  Group 


Bonus  _ 

ur  Iub 


Ohtainc d 














;  210 ,000 



of «.  ;-a».s»  «  fi  L!“°SI  IS;000 

due  from  French  Group,  maxing  .*213,5  t  000  hereinbefore  raen- 

$213,536,  all _ ha.s  be en  oer. >,  to  - ^  ^  ol’^iSe  on  account  of  expenses 
tioned  ns  having  been  paid  B®£““  °ase  it  was  quickly  needed 

and  $11,000  wnich  has  be on  kept  oyi u©  in  °  and  expenses  heroin- 

to  take  caro  of  some  received  in  cash 

K^oS^SoSi  §192 ,  536^~ and* there  i.^OOO  still  toe  from 
French  Group. 


,v  STATKM3HT  ■"B",,,' 

Claims  of  middlemen  for  alleged  promise  of  commission,  etc., 
against  me: 

1.  BeeldenB1  claims  in  Paris  Court, 

slnoe  settled,  Frs.  600,000-  §100,000 

2.  Claims  of  commission  on  Prench 

business  in  Vienna  Court  6,000 

3.  Pirst  claim  of  Russian  business; 

10$  on  bonus  and  60$  on  surplus,  20,000 

4.  Seoond  olaim  on  Russian  business, 

in  Vienna  Court,  ,  ,  3,000 

5.  Claim  of  60$  on  *3^1  ffija^tes 24,000 

6.  Claim  Boobner;  since  squashed  in  Court  _ 500 


Those  marked  with  an  asterisk  are  oases  whioh  are  or  were 
in  Court;  those  without  asterisk  are  threatened.  How  many  more 
claims  of  blackmailers  I  shall  have  to  contend  with  I  cannot  say. 

I  estimate  that  these  oases,  irrespeotive  of  any  settlements 
for  small  amounts  should  I  decide  to  make  any,  will  cost  me  in  lawyer's 
fees  probably  $10,000. 

There  aro  two  more  claims,  for  whioh,  however,  I  am  not 
responsible.  The  first  is  that  of  Antonio  term* ,  Trieste,  claiming 
6,000  orownB  ($1,000)  inourred  through  a  viBit  to  the  States,  stating j ^ 
he  made  this  visit  pn  invitation  from  1 Sr.  StevenB  and  on  assuranoos  !W 
that  he  would  obtain  the  Austrian  territory.  Mr.  Holden  has  gone  OJ 
into  the  entire  correspondence  and  found  that  air.  3tevonB  made  him 
no  promise  whatsoever  and  that  his  claim  iB  altogether  unfounded. 

The  seoond  olaim  is  that  of  Messrs.  Moll  &  Vogel  of  Brussels,  who 
have  advanoed  money  to  Beeldens  and  olaim  reimbursement  of  the 
sums  advanoed,  amounting  to,  1  believe,  approximately  $8,000. (the 
amount  being  named  in  a  letter  addressed  here)  and  whioh  was  lostgj 
in  oonsequenoe  of  your  interruption  of  their  dealings.  o 


SgA'jEHFH’C  "C" 


Bonuses  actually  paid  in 

l/2  of  Bonus  due  from  French  group 

Balance  due  you  on  Bonuses  from  me 





Paid  froia  Bonuses  a/'c  expenses  §5,000.00 

To  Be  paid  from  Bonuses  for 
oBligations  and  expenses,  as 
per  statement  34.000.00 

You  re- calve  not,  after  deducting 
oBligations  and  expenses. 



1  get  from  commissions  received 
from  which  1  shall  proBaBly  have  to  pay 
in  lawyers’  foes  §10,000. 

In  settlement  of  claims  ???'r 

So  Beeldens  - Z22i. 






Commissions  "to  agents,  middlemen  and  assistants , 
Promised  to  Hammond, 

Two  years  engagement  of  Editor,  Dr.  Golber,  at 
.;-100.00  per  month, 




Two  years  engagement  of  Suites',  Du  Y/eissmsn.  at 
10 0.00  per  month. 

Remuneration  to  Prof.  Spatenka  for  work  at 
Vienna  and  Ischl, 

Expense  hill  of  Prof.  Spatenka, 

Expense  hill  of  irof.  Spatenka, 

Honorary  to  Dr-  V/eissott 

Gift  to  I.!ayor  of  Vienna  for  the  poor  of  Vienna, 

Gala  Dinner  to  Kinetophone  contractors 
Bill,  Jarosinski-  silverware  presents, 

Bill,  Sturm-  silverware  presents, 

Bill,  Jarosinski-  Silverware  presents 
Bill,  Blumenkranz-  silverware  presents, 

Bill,  Sowal-  silverware  presents, 

Payments  to  Beeldens,  Brussels, 

Special  objective  lenses  bought  from  Iathd 
Paid  through  Dr.  ludwig  Gelber  to  Dews  Agencies, 
l/2  of  fee  for  lawyers  consultation 'by  Russian  group, 
Thorhauer's  expenditures  on  my  behalf  in  Vienna, 

Bill,  Dr.  Sehlesinger  for  work  done  in  Berlin, 


20C. 00 
255’.  00 

Visits  ^-Schwerin,  Berlin,  Vienna  and  twice  to  Hamburg 
On  account  of  Thormeyer  Patents, 




Expenses  of  Hammond  50.00 

Advanced  for  telegrams  and  cablegrams  on  account 

of  jjavidoff  and  Konuchoff ,  but  unpaid  by  them,.  72.10 

Telegrams  and  cablegrams  as  far  as  covered  by  receipts,  231.60 
Thorhauer  expense  bill  Vienne  422.00 

Expenses  of  Dr.  Kozlov/ski,  Daviaoff,  Dr.  Weinstein 

and  Dr.  Dieches  in  Berlin,  22.00 

Personal  expenses  from  July  to  ilovember-  hotel  bills^, 
tips  telegrams  to  prospectives  ane  cablegrams  uo 
America  during  stay  in  Vienne,  entertaining  and 
railway  fares, 


Divers  expenses  charged  up  1 
vanec u  toad  p)aid  by  the 
taken  over  by  me , 

December,  1913,  ad- 
31-lin  office  and 

With  reference  to  your  proposed  viBit  to  the  various 
European  Kinstophone  etudioB,.  the  following  iB  the  consensus 
of  opinion  as  to  the  attitude  you  should  adopt. 

Bear  in  mind  that  the  contracts  with  the  various 

foreign  groups  provide: 

(a)  It  is  understood  that  the  photographic 
and  recording  apparatus  furnished  by  us  is  and  shall 
remain  our  property,  and  shall  at  all  times  he  subject 
to  our  control  in  respect  of  the  technical  conditions 
under  which  it  is  used,  etc. 

(b)  It  is  agreed  that  if  we  so  desire,  we 

shall  have  the  right  to  appoint  an  inBpectororinspec- 
tors  of  the  apparatus  furnished,  and  said  inspector  or 
inspectors  upon  producing  written  authority  from  n®  .  . 
shall  have  free  access  to  said  apparatus  J-  the  4 

or  installed,  and  the  second  party  (that  is  to  say,  the 
foreign  group  concerned)  agrees  to  obey  any  and  all 
directions  given  by  our  inspector  or  inspectors,  etc. 

It  is  not  desired  at  this  time  to  invoke  the  rights 
outlined  above,  and  you  are  not  to  represent ^you^elf  ae  an 
inspeotor  nor  give  instructions,  but  on  the  SSar-tfai  you  are 
at  all  times  to  make  it  clear  that  you  are  not  an  inspector 
and  that  you  are  not  giving  instructions.  . 

you  of  course  understand  that  it  is  expected  you  will 
be  able  to  make  valuable  suggestions,  and  it  is  hoped  that  the 
proprietors  of  the  foreign  etudios  will  profit  by  your  sugges¬ 
tions.  You  will  appreciate,  however,  that  we  do  not  want  them 
to  be  able  to  eey  at  any  time  that  you  instructed  them  to  do 
something  that  resulted  prejudicially  -  nor  oven  that  you 
suggested  anything  that  turned  out  badly.  You  realise,  of  course. 

Mr.  Sail  -2- 

that  you^  Doing  alone,  in  the  ease  of  any  subsequent  dispute, 
might  possibly  Ds  oontradloted  by  several  witnesses,  either 
through  honest  misunderstanding  or  for  some  other  reason.  There¬ 
fore,  it  seems  to  ub  advisable  that  such  suggestions  as  you 
finally  decide  to  make  to  the  proprietors  of  any  of  the  foreign 
studios  be  incorporated  in  a  writing,  of  which  you  should  pre¬ 
serve  a  duplicate.  It  is  suggested  that  when  you  arrive  at  a 
foreign  Kinetophone  studio  you  say  in  effect  to  the  proprietor 
that  you  desire  to  observe  the  taking  of  the  pictures,  and  that  when 
you  have  completed  your  observations  you  will  make  a  written  re¬ 
port  containing  any  and  all  suggestions  you  care  to  offer,  and 
that  to  avoid  oonfusion  or  misapprehension  you  would  like  to 
withhold  ell  suggestions  until  your  complete  report  is  submitted. 

In  this  written  report  the  following  should  be  incorporated  at  the 

"The  foregoing  embodies  811  °f  ,,_a 

BURgestions  which  I. have  made  or  do  regard 

4*/*  wmtt  mmAio  work  on  Xinotopbono  sdbjoclis#  X 

have  “duced  w  "es^ions  to  writing  in  order  that 
there  may  be  no  misconception  or  misunderstanding 

nnnnnmtllE  them." 

It. is  assumed  that  most  of  the  suggestions  you 
make  will  be  in  regard  to  photography,  and  particularly  as  con¬ 
cerns  the  number  and  distribution  of  lights  and  the  composition 
of  the  pictures.  Should  you  have  oooasion  to  make  suggestions  in 
regard  to  making  reproducers,  amplifying,  etc.  -  that  is  to  say, 
the  secret  part  of  the  recording  apparatus  and  process,  please 
be  very  careful  not  to  reduce  such  suggestions  to  writing  and 

Mr.  Gall  -3- 

tM  oljr  »•  «*“»  PX»otel7-  action. 
pl„toB  «.  «t=r..  etc  «  7»»  “ 

incorporated  in  the  written  suegestions. 

Chose  suggestions  should  not  he  addressed  to  the 

.  studio  experts,  hat  to  their  principals. 

EM-AH  • 

C.  C. 

edisoh,  kiisoh,  hotchisoh,  JMOa.  STEVIES 

Geo.W.  Silleox. 

Hhuxki  .I.RH.I  Belcjkjur  > 

>ls,  May  8th.  1914. 

Messrs.  Thomas  A.  Edison, Ino. 

HCXC  ^ 

^'1  H 

A*  Hi^dr 


J5j4S2S^j^  ^^dr 

Mr.  B.  Beimerp  Eanborg,  22  place  de  Brouck&re,  Brussels 
<^X_iOJiA»'e»Xt,ta.A.<5s«.J  C(  '  C,l»_o^e-  CUVC  0-e-t»'#-vv-  *  C* 
has  requested  me  to  write  you  that  an  expert  ohlglst  In  Brussels  . 

-n.^XjriD  <*»*/_  Or  *-&->.  cuuT^  -a.  U^i — -i 

has  Invented  a  new  film '■paper  for  Clnemalographs,  containing  all  , 

O'  l4v S,  Xt-i-w*  6 fce-vjf  t~%*- 

the  qualities  reqttirBd  by  theftaw,  .being  j]  incombustible  and  giving  .H" 
SUvVCr<*Jfc0>f  U-'vftUwV  \J>%  K-fc*~vj  Wt 

perfect  and  clear  reproductions.  It.oanXLay  for  hours  in  water  witih- 

out  changing  in  any  way  and  holes  ofei^be  made  In  It  without  tearing 
it.  This  new  invention  is  not  patented  and  it  need  not  to  be,aB 
it  is  quite  impossible  to  analyse  it  stkI  find  out  the  real  composit¬ 
ion  .  This  invention  has  not  been  presented  to  anyone  else  and  it 
is  quite  in  my  hands.  I  enclose  a  small  sample  and  mail  you  under 
another  cover  a  larger  piece  whioh  will  allow  you  to  make  a  trial 
with  it.  You  can  put  a  match  to  the  enclosed  piece  and  find  that  it 
will  not  burn.  If  you  are  Interested  in  this  matter  get  your  repre¬ 
sentative  to  meet  the  inventor  here,  or  if  you  prefer  he  can  come 
over  to  Orange  in  whioh  oase  we  should  arrange  this  between  Mr. 
EEnberg  and  myself.  The  inventor  spent  many  years  in  a  factory  for 
the  manufacture  of  photographic  papers  and  is  a  high  class  technical 

The  Important  part  is  to  let  me  know  whether  you  are  inte¬ 
rested  in  this  film  to  warrant  us  keeping  it  open  for  you  in  order 




Messrs.  Edison,  WilBon,  Maxwell,  Sfrevens,  and  ,L.  W.  McChesney: 

I  tun  in  receipt  of  the  following  letter  from  Henry 
A.  Taylor,  Kinetophone  Eecorder  in  Vienna: 

Vienna,  Austria, 

April  27,  1914. 

"I  was  pleased  to  receive  your  cable  and  also  that  you  cabled 
Altschul,  as  it  seems  to  have  had  good  eff. ect.  H bel£?Je 
will  gradually  adjust  themselves  so  that  I  Jill  be  able  to  write 
without  kicking.  We  do  not  go  to  Germany  until  May  16th.  I  think 
Kline  will  list  some  pretty  good  stuff ,  as  he  is  more  liberal  in 
engaging  Hirst  olass  talent  than  the  Austrians,  who  are  cheap. 

Mr.  Cheny,  who  is  a  oamera  man  and  dorks  for  the  Austrians,  told 
me,  confidentially,  that  Gold  was  wild  about  the  cable,  and  that 
Altschul  was  coming  to  Orange  in  two  weeks  with  his  lawyer. 

"I  made  Borne  records,  on  the  23rd,  of.  an  opera  singer,  Madame 
Caheir.  She  was  a  good  singer,  though  she  had  never  sung  into  a 
phonograph  before.  The  first  records  I  made  were  German.  I  took 
tests  and  balanced  her  so  that  I  got  satisfactory  results.  Then 
they  wanted  ns  to  make  reoords  of  same  singer  with  different 
songs  in  French ,  and  insisted  that  X  make  these  without  tests, 
as  they  said  it  would  take  too  much  time,  as  she  had  to  oatch  a 
train  that  evening  for  Germany,  and  they  could  not  understand 
why  I  should  make  tests  again,  as  the  records  she  had  just  made 
were  0.  K.  I  explained  to  them  why,  and  that  I  would  not  work 
that  way  and  be  responsible,  as  I  could  not  be  sure  of  making  a 
good  record  by  guess  work.  Kline  of  the  German  company  said  they 
had  paid  her  a  good  prioe  and  that  she  would  go  away  without 
singing  if  1  could  not  make  them  right  away,  so  I  made  them  under 
protest.  They  would  not  even  wait  for  me  to  amplify  the  "A* 
before  making  the  "B"  and  she  was  out  of  the  studio  and  on  way  to 
station  in  less  than  five  minutes  after  the  last  take.  80  they  did 
not  know  what  they  had  until  after  she  had  gone.  The  records  were 
no  good,  as  they  blasted,  and  I  condemned  them,  but  Kline  of  the 
German  Company  thought  they  cost  too  much  to  throw  away ,  so  they 
are  now  on  the  way  to  Orange. 

"How.  I  want  to  impress  upon  your  mind  that  I  would  not  have  made 
these  reoords  without  a  test,  had  I  followed  your  instructions  or 
my  own  knowledge  of  the  game.  But  as  you,  Mr.  Gall  and  Mr.  Kennedy 
know  that  Mr.  Maxwell  gave  us  explicit  instructions  before  leaving 
that  we  should  comply  with  Austrian  Company's  orders.  To  oorreotly 
quote  Mr.  Maxwell,  he  said  that  in  a  way,  we  must  not  consider 
ourselves  working  for  the  Edison  Company,  but  for  the  Vienna 
people,  that  he  did .not  believe  in  insubordination,  and  that  he 
did  not  want  any  letters  coming  like  Werner  sent,  as  he  would 
ignore  same.  I  am  writing  Mr.  Wilson  by  same  mail,  explaining 
why  I  made  these  records. 


setup  apparatue,  make  ten  pictures,  and  be  baok  in  Vienna  in 
eight  dwflil"  t  o  id  than  it  would  take  three  or  four  days  to  act 
up^heapparatuB  ready  for  work,  and  that  if  he  got  one  good 
pioture  *  day,  he  would  he  fortunate. 

"He  told  me  that  Mr.  Gall  was  on  hi*  k®rf*  **  **  ^tii’be* 
mill  he  a  good  thing,  as  Gall,  speaking  the  language,  will  he 
able  to  give  these  people  lots  of  pointers  which  t£ejr+£?ttoiely 
need,  and  will  also  he  able  to  advise  you  of  details  that  are 
more  easily  explained  verbally. 

"We  have  still  the  same  number  of  lights  in  the  studio  -  namely, 
ten.  Consequently,  we  are  not  getting  best  results,  and  I  do  not 
believe  they  will  spend  the  money  for  more  haTe 

advised  by  their  electrical  engineer  (a  shoemaker)  that  they  nave 
plenty  of  light. 

"If  what  Kline  says  about  Berlin  studio,  is  Bhould  not 

have  any  trouble  there  about  lighting.  He  says  thefr  have  a 
studio  four  times  as  big  as  the  Vienna  studio,  and  that  it  is 
equipped  with  onw  hundred  lights. 

"This  is  about  all  at  present,  but  you  will  hear  from  me  again 


The  foregoing  for  your  information. 


Mr.  Wilson:- 

reference  t.  the  erHiWticn  of  Ki~W"“ 

in  the  DeKalb  Theatre,  Brooklyn. 

for  thiB  je/x  oi°siniirnS  as??.: 

Be°diBtinguiBha'ble  fr°of  aKu^ely  new  fU-  and  reoordo. 

our  _g  aasjffljr 

,  Edison.  Maxwell  and  McChesney. 



TV  ■  P- 

May  19,  1914. 

Messrs.  Edison,  Stevens,  C.  H.  W^son,  Maxwell  and  L.  W.  McChesney: 

X  am  in  receipt  of  the  following  letter',  handed  me  by 
Mr.  Kennedy,  addressed  to  Mr.  Kennedy  by  H.  A.  Taylor,  phonograph 
recorder  in  the  Vienna  Studio: 

"Vienna,  Austria, 
May  5,  1914: 

Mjr  dear  Mr.  Kennedy :- 

Excuse  me  for  not  having  written  you  before, 
but  I  have  been  very  busy  since  I  came  here. 

Thingshere  seem  to  be  more  satisfactory  every 
day,  but  at  first  they  were  anything  but  what  they  should  be,  and 
of  course,  you  cannot  turn  out  good  work  under  such  conditions. 

But  from  now  on,  X  expeot  things  to  go  on  all  right,  tfiioh  means  I 
will  turn  out  better  stuff.  I  am  not  explaining  the  trouble,  as  I 
presume  Mr.  Hutchison  has  done  so,  as  I  have  kept  him  informed. 

Regarding  the  instructions  I  talked  over  with 
you  before  leaving  Orange,  relating  to  the  paoking’of  records, 
filling  in  of  typewritten  reports  of  Kinetophone  subjects  from 
foreign  studios  and  sending  full  information  of  titles  and.  sub- 
■  titles,  the  same  as  you  said  Ered  Burt  is  doing  in  St.  Petersburg, 
I  have  this  to  day:  That  if  I  had  oome  here  and  started  this 
studio,  I  would  have  been  able  to  follow  instructions  %au  had 
given  me,  but  it  is  impossible  for  me  to  reorganize  thrtfe  studio 
on  a  two  weeks'  notice,  without  eausin®  considerable  friction. 
They  tell  me  that  as  to  records  all  they  require  me  to  do  is  to 
put  them  in  cans  and  they  will  take  care  of  the  rest.  I  seldom 
know  what  the  titles  are,  as  all  the  information  I  get  is  about 
like  the  strip  I  have  enclosed  and  which  I- .paste  on  each  can  and 
the  report  is  filled  in  by  the  secretary,  as  he  Bays  he  will  take 
care  of  that  too.  I  believe  they  think  if  we  did  the  above  work 
they  would  not  get  qs  many  pictures  per  day  as  they  do  now.  You 
have  noticed  that  Mr.  Werner  sent  in  a  number  of  rather  weak 
records.  ThiB  iB  the  reason.  He  had  to  make  reoordB  of  people  who 
had  no  idea  of  recording,  and  would  occasionally  shout  so  loud 
into  the  horn  that  ho  recorder  in  the  world  would  stand  without 
blasting.  The  way  he  prevented  the  blast  wae  to  cut  a  small  hole, 
in  the  rubber  oonnebtor,  about  3/16"  in  diameter,  and  when  the 
artist  went'  to  extremes,  he  would  move  his  finger  from  the  hole, 
and  in  reoords  where  extremes  prevailed  throughout,  he  would  have 
to  leave  the  hole  open  practically  all  the  time.  This  is  the  way 
the  Tales  of  Hoffman  was  made,  as  I  found  an  old  duplicate  in  the 
studio,  with  a  note  on  it  to  this  effect,  I  did  not  think  much  of 
it  at  first,  but  when  I  was  up  against  it  on  aocount  of  getting 
no  assistance'  at  all  from  the  artists,  through  the**?  being  per¬ 
fectly  green  and  not  able  to  talk  to  each  other  as  they  should, 

I  tried  the  hole  in' the  connector,  with  good  results.  I  have  not 
done  any  other  experimenting  since  I  arrived,  as  I  have  not  yet 
had  time  to  spare. , I  suppose  by  this  time  that  you  have  gotten 


prptty  well  stttled  in  the  new  studio,  and  wish  you  every  success 
in:,  any  experiments  you  may  undertake. 

"I  have  learned  quite  a  little  German  sinoe  I  arrived, 
and  am  picking  up  more  every  day.  I  find  it  very  useful. 

"I  get  along  with  Kline  of  the  German  Co.  first  rate. 

He  raised  the  devil  with  the  Austrian  Co.  several  days  ago  about 
their  lights.  He  went  at  them  good  and  strong,  and  I  am  glad  he 
did,  for  we  are  now  going  to  get  what  we  want  in  the  wsyof  lights. 
Another  good  thing  he  did  was  to  take  up  the  kick  X  had  been 
making  about  the  stand  for  the  recording  maohine,  a  miserable 
sheet  affair  that  would  shake  when  you  blew  your  breath  at  it. 

He  told  than  that  he  was  paying  the  price  of  good  reoords,  for 
the  German  Co,,  and  that  if  they  would  do  as  I  wanted  them  to  do, 
he  believed  they  would  get  good  results.  So  they  are  now  having 
a  stand  made  as  per  my  sketch,  which  is  the  same  as  we  use  at  the 

"There  are  lots  of  things  I  would  like  to  tell  you,  but 
it  would  take  up  too  muoh  time  to  go  into  dwttt  details.  So  for 
the  present,  I  will  only  write  of  the  things  that  are  most  im¬ 

"A  lot  of  the  rush  here  was  due  to  Werner’s  being  sick 
and  unable  to  work  for  some  little  time.  They  then  tried  to  make 
up  for.  lost  time  by  rushing  things,  and  got  the  idea  that  the 
talking  picture  business  could  be  put  aoross  the  plate  in  rapid 
fire  order  without  rehearsal,  etc.  They  are  commencing  to  think 
differently  now. 

H.  A.  TAYLOR." 

The  above  for  your  information. 


Messrs.  Edison,  Wilson^  Maxwell,  Berggren  &  File:- 

I  am  pleased  to  report  the  following 
telegram  received  from  onr  Mr.  Moore: 

"Secured  contract  -  $6280.00  net.  No  indoor  work. 

Going  to  Brockton.  Orange  Friday." 

She  contract  referred  to  in  this 
telegram  is  for  the  taking  of  motion  pictures  which  are  to 
he  demonstrated  at  the  Panama-Paoifio  Exposition  for  the 
State  of  Mass. 

J.  H.  Gill. 

Home  Kinetosoope  Dept, 

May  19th,  1914. 

Messrs.  Edison.  Wilson,  Maxwell,  Berggren  &  File:- 

„ '  i“ ’S.*C*S£rSV^St2»«t 

Ihere  is  a  rather  interesting  circumstance  in  con- 

-*i» -»» *»■  *j“g S“i9S° fc’ Z££»«“. Si. 

attention.  In  the  fall  of  MW.  «;  '  Bt)le  aohool  motion 

asking  for  information  on  Mr  .  Ediso  P  „  and  at  the  same  time 
picture  machine.  I  replied  to  nxs xev  of  our  Hew  y0rk  City 

Maxson  wrote  us  saying  ^r.  Maxson  and  discovered  that 

Relative  to  his  complaint,  I  called  on _mr. ^  the  plotures,  in- 

the  curtain  or  sor®®“  1 °“™tain  \s  he  supposed^  t  was,  proved  to  he 
stead  of  being  a  white  curtain,  Consequently  Mr .  Maxson  was 

a  curtain  of  a  decidedly  yellow  shade,  oo ns »  aluminum 

getting  a  Poor  and  on  the  proper  screen,  Mr. 

ffiS  expressed  Keif  ifWWfeotly  satisfied  with  the 


hy  increasing  the  intensity  of  light.  or  °°^rpi*ture>  It  iB 
follows  the  stronger  the  lig ftv*that  the  SaleB  Department  has  and  is 
SSS  pfectufiKy  SeasSreftf SaS  against  repetitions  of  this 

I  recently  had  occasion  to  give  two  public  demonstra¬ 
tions  -  one  in  sf®“®®fMftioL°we«  comlentefup^n  as ‘being 
pictures  shown  at  these  exhibitions  were  t^Qatrea.  There  is  no 
equally  as  good  88  the  pictures  seen  in  Kinetosoope  is  the  only 

question  in  my  mind  hut  that  the  hdison  for  olass-room 

PRACTICAL  motion  picture  machine  now  _  Jj.O.A.'s  and  churches,  and 
and  small  auditorium  work  in  8“hoolB,  Y  “  advertising  the  Home 

*■“  s«.m»  «>»  ««««■ 

will  be  advisably  invested. 

We  have  sold  two  machines  so  far  this  week  -  one  in 
Hewark  and  one  to  the  Redlands  City  Schools,  Redlands,  Cal. 

J.  H.  GILL. 

Home  Kinetosoope  Dept. 


WeBt  Hew  York 

School  Ho.  3 

May  18th,  1914. 

Thomas  A.  Edison,  Inc., 

Orange,  H.J. 

Mr.  John  H.  Gill. 

My  dear  Sir:- 

I  am  pleased  to  state  that  after 
using  the  Home  Einetosoope  in  our  schools  for  four  months ,  we 
are  of  the  opinion  that  the  amount  paid  for  the  maohine  was 
well  invested.  We  find  both  the  motion  pictures  and  stereopticon 
slides  well  adapted  to  class  instruction. 

Very  truly 

(Signed)  E.  W.  Maxaon. 

H.  W.  Mazson 

Supervising  Principal 


Masers .  Elimpton,  X.  C.  lloOhaenoy,  I.  W.  KoChosney,  Gall, 
Hutchison,  Stevens  and  flies 

Share  will  he  a  regular  meeting  of  the 
Kinetooocrpa  &  Kinetophone  Committee  Thursday,  May  Elat,  in 
tha  Eseoative  Committee  Hoorn  at  4:00  I,  M. 

W.  M. 

0.  C*  to  Mae Bra,  Edison,  Wilson,  Berggren,  Eckert,  Xeeming, 
and  Spaeth, 




tJ”  Hlnatoe  of  the  24th  Meeting 

(  i  p  of  the 

w  Kinetoeoope  &  Kinetophone  Committee 
Held  Msy  Elat,  1914 
at  4:00  P.  H. 

In  The  Executive  Committee  Boom, 

'BBS!,  - 


Mr.  1.  C.  McCheeney  referred  to  a 

appeared".  in which  £“£1^0  thousand  silver  dollare  in  a 
Briefly  the  idea  datop  -»  it  as  a  reward  to  anyone  who 
show  window  on  Broadway  and  orfer  cartain  nuInber  of  minutes 
detects  Hr.  MacBermott.  who  “g  ”  QOrtoin  part  of  How 

each  day  dicing  o  eertain  week  mix  flbhem0  ^th  variations. 
York  -  in  other  words  the  oxa  «ax  _lQG0  s,  the  time  stated. 

To  prove  that  Mr.  HaoDermott  Qaoh  day  and  shown  in  the 

a  motion  picture  is *f,W  the  compensation  which  Mr. 

Hew  York  Theatre,  which  is  ax x  ox  v  *  willing  that 

Morris  aesires  for  the  idea.  4st^™that  desire  it. 
this  some  Picture  b0  it  was  finally  decided 

:Stt*“cl«  S.  niipton  t.  cocclt  MMMrtt 
and  later  see  Hr.  Morris,. 

The  decoration  of  the1  booth  at  the 
national  Exhibitors 1  Convention  will  he  looked  after  y 

Mr.  Plimpton  brought 

on  our  pioture,  "She  »rice^oftbeH®o:  DQQld0a  ^tor  discussion 
Mr.  Maxwell  referred  to  the  colootion 

„f  .  »».  for  «.  nm  a«*.-g„-nt.«*8  ISUEL  w 

gested,  "The  Edison  Supertype Kinetosoopo .  *  ^ 

lr.  Charles  Edison,  was  regarded  “  7®^“7aouht  ns  to  whether 
MoChesney  stated  that  Mr.  Hold  ^  thought  that  at  leaf*  6 

this  name  is  reglsterable. Mr.  Ms«nexx  w  £$or8iifc  /ifter  die- 

STeSk  mr 10 

^  I. -  assssf 

serials,  end  it  was  the  opinion  of  the  Committoo  that  wo  here 
done  about  as  much  in  tho  way  of  sort ale  in  co-operation  with 
magsBinss  as  wo  oho  aid  do  for  tho  present.  Hr.  1.  V7.  HcChes- 
ney  thought  it  woald  ho  woll  to  attempt  to  create  certain  char¬ 
acters  ana  endeavor  to  popnlerlse  them  hy  various  moons,  among 
others  famishing  stock  lithographs  in  the  parts  of  the  actors 
Pho  create  the  characters.  Hr.  Plimpton  stated  that  ho  already 
has  a  strong  character  part  for  HocDermott. 

W.  Hassell 


Copies  to  all  oonmittee  members  and  to  Hossrs.  Edison, 
Wilson,  Berggren,  Eckert,  learning  and  Kennedy,  Spaeth. 

Hay  25th,  1914. 

/  Herewith  report  on  hills  enumerated  helow: 

/'  H.  R.  13306,  introdnood  hy  Mr.  StevenB  of  How  Hampshire 

and  has  for  its  purpose  the  prevention  of  discrimination  in  prices 
and  provides  for  public ity  of  prices  to  the  dealers  and  to  the 
public.  This  bill  is  reported  out  of  Committee  on  Interstate 
apd  Foreign  Commerce,  and  hearings  will  be  had  on  the  bill  be¬ 
ginning  tomorrow.  May  26th. 

1  i  While  in  Washington  I  met  Mr.  Whittier  flf  the  Amorioan 

Fair  Price  League,  and  from  him  I  secured  this  information:  In 
'>■  discussing  the  merits  of  this  bill  with  several  congressmen,  who 
Included  Mr.  McCoy  and  who  informed  ue  sometime  ago  he  was  in 
favor  of  the  bill,  they  are  unanimous  in  their  opinion  that  the 
bill  will  meet  with  considerable  difficulty  and  opposition  for 
two  reasons  -  first,  in  view  of  the  construction  placed  on  the 
Sanatogen  case  by  the  United  States  Sup re men  Court,  nnd  second, 
there  is  a  question  among  the  legal  minds  of  the  House  as  to 
whether  or  not  the  bill  as  it  stands  is  constitutional. 

j  u.  p,  14896,  a  bill  providing  for  the  orention  of  the 

pfcw  division  of  tho  Bureau  of  Education,  to  be  known  as  the 
ye'defal-jHotion  Pioture  Commission.  This  bill  is  still  in  Commit¬ 
tee,  and!  I  am  informed  1b  likely  to  stay  there  during  the  present 

Z on  ^pf  Congress,  sinoe  the  calendar  is  crowded  and  there  are 
i  ^tfliing  preference  over  thiB  one . 
y'^  '•  j  j  tried  to  point  out  to  our  friends  that  a  bill  of 

thie<kinft  would  simply  mean  increased  expense  and  untold  delay 

Hr.  Delos  Holden, 

Mny  25th,  1914. 

In  the  distribution  of  motion  picture  films,  and  that  it  would 
still  give  the  States  the  right  to  create  and  continue  their  re¬ 
spective  censorship  hoards,  and  so  far  aB  wo  could  see  would  not 
in  any  way  elevate  the  motion  picture  business  aB  a  whole. 

Trust  Bills.  Your  objection  to  the  billB  on  the  grounds 
of  no  provision  being  made  therein  concerning  injunctions  in  case 
of  labor  disputes  has  been  covered  by  reports  by  both  the  majority 
and  minority  of  the  House,  and  I  attaoh  hereto  Report  Ho.  627  of 
the  Judiciary  Committee,  which  represents  the  majority  and  Report 
Ho.  627,  parts  2,  3  and  4  of  the  members  of  the  Judiciary  Committee 
representing  the  minority.  In  these  reports  provisions  have  boen 
recommended  covering  the  injunction  feature  in  case  of  labor  dis¬ 

I  am  reliably  informed  that  many  members  of  the  House  and 
the  Senate  have  amendments  to  offer  to  these  billB  that  they, will, 
if  passed,  be  vetoed  by  the  President.  It  is  the  concensus  of 
opinion  that  many  of  t  e  members  are  attempting  to  go  too  far  In 
connection  with  the  frust  Bills. 



Copy  to  Mr.  Edison,*''^ 

Mr.  Wilson, 

Mr.  Maxwell. 

May  26,  1914. 

Messrs.  Edison,  Wilson,  Maxwell  a|d  Stevens: 

I  am  in  receipt  of  the  following  letter  from  John  Rogers, 
of  the  Linton  South  American  Kineto phone  Company. 

"Buenos  Aires,  April  29,  1914. 

just  a  lint  to  let  you  know  that  I  am  still  in  the  land  o£ 
hot-heads  and  revolutions. 

I  have  arrived  in  Buenos  Aires  safe  and  sound,  after  a 
wonderful  trip  around  the  entire  Southern  American  coast. 
Starting  at  old  Panama,  all  the  way  down  the  West  Coast, 
through6 the  *±xx±*h±x  Straits  of  Magellan,  stopping  at  the 
Faulkland  Islands  and  then  to  Buenos  Aires. 

I  will  not  go  into  details  now  about  this  wonderful  trip, 
but  willwrite  you  some  dope  later,  when  I  have  more  time 
because  just  at  present,  I  am  up  to  my  head  in  work,  going 
night  and  day. 

Buenos  *nixA±x  Aires  is  some  real,  up-to-date  i *5  have 
certainly  is  a  very  agreeable  change  after  the  holes  I  hav 
been  in  on  the  West  Coast. 

Buenos  Aires  is  modelled  after  Paris,  in  many  respects.  Here 
you  see  fine,  large  hotels,  nice  residential  cottager  subway 
artistio  shops,  good  train  and  street-car  service,  a  ®n“way 
(but  it  can't  compare  with  Broadway  and  42nd  Street)  and 
automobiles  by  the  hundred  running  all  over  town. 

.  All  along  the  main  avenues,  the  people  sit  out  on  the  side¬ 
walks  in  front  of  the  cafes,  drinking  coffee  an£ 
in  true  Parisian  style,  generally  starting  in  about  mionight. 
This  town  does  not  open  up  until  about  midnight,  and  be- 
lieve  me™  Iwas  surp?ised'at  the  movement  and  life  you  can 
see  in  the  capital  of  Argentine. 

The  men  here  are  a  lot  of  smart  fellows,  and  pretty  shrewd. 
And  say,  old  man,  let  me  say  a  word  about  the  girls.  Go  along 
the  avenue  in  the  evening  between  five  and  seven •  t 

can  see  them  out  in  their  finest.  Thejre  are  Bome  of  the  most 
beautiful  girls  here  I  have  ever  seen.  Tall,  dark,  black 
hair,  and  black  shiny  eyes.  Good  complexion,  nice  teeth, 
and  rosy  ±m±hx  lips.  They  dress  in  the  £ei®kt°f  fashion 
in  true  French  style.  The  Broadway  girl  has  nothing  on 
these  Spanish  Senoritas. 

In  Buenos  Aires  you  see  some  of  the  most  beautiful  designed 
theatres.  They  are  beautifully  designed  and  decorated  in¬ 
side,  like  a  small  palace  and  well  lighted.  Especially  the 
moving  picture  houses.  The  best  of  the  people  in  the  land 
all  go  to  the  motion  picture  houses.  Just  like  our  society 
people  at  home  go  to  see  the  horse  show.  These  theatres 
are  decorated  inside  with  freBh  flowers  each  day.  All 


gold  artistic  designs  inside,  and  the  finest  orchestras 
you  would  care  to  listen  to.  They  have  vrtiat  1b  called  the 
Five  O'clock  Tea  in  the  afternoon.  You  can  drop  in  any 
evening  to  any  of  these  places  at  this  time,  you  will 
see  the  fair  senoritas  sitting  around  in  boxes,  all  togged 
up  like  a  hobby  horse,  listening  to  the  dreamy  tango  music, 
and  chattering  away  like  a  lot  of  monkeys.  They  have  the 
finest  motion  pictures  here  that  I  have  ever  seen.  Gaumont , 
Paths,  etc. 

We  gave  a  private  show  to  the  President  last  week,  and 
made  a  big  hit.  We  set  up  the  apparatus  in  the  main 
reception  room  of  the  President's  mansion,  and  it  certainly 
was  a  very  successful  night.  Everything  went  off  0.  K.  , 
and  applause  broke  through  several  times  during  the  pictures. 
Some  of  the  xai  wealthiest  people  of  the  land  were  present. 
The  President  and  his  wife  were  very  much  pleased,  and 
expressed  his  congratulations  and  good  wishes. 

The  evening  at  the  President's  house  was  very  interesting. 
The  room  was  decorated  with  palms  and  flowers.  All  the 
ladies  and  the  men  wore  evening  dress,  and  here  and  there 
a  military  man  strolled  around  in  full  axitn  unifonn.  The 
bright  lights  made  a  very  pretty  picture. 

$fter  our  performance,  we  had  refreshments,  and  wound  up 
with  champagne,  drinking  a  toast  to  the  health  of  the 
President,  who  replied  with  a  toast  to  the  health  and 
happiness  of  Mr.  Edison. 

Our  public  show  started  this  week,  and  is  doing  very 
nicely.  The  new  men  I  broke  in  are  doing  fine,  end  the 
machines  are  doing  very  well. 

When  I  get  through  with  South  America,  I  will  have  met 
pretty  near  all  the  big  men  of  the  Country,  starting  in 
at  Panama  with  the  entire  Canal  commission,  then  Ex- 
President  Billinghurst  of  Peru,  Prew.of  Chile,  President 
of  Argentine.  We  still  have  Uruguay  and  Paraguay.  Some 
experience.'  But  don't  you  think  that  the  trip  is  all 
easy  going;  Never  worked  so  hard  in  all  my  life,  to  make 
this  thing  a  success.  Travelling  all  the  time,  working 
night  and  day,  and  going  a  pretty  hard  pace.  Getting  all 
kinds  of  hard  knockB,  but  never  letting  them  bother  me. 

X  simply  have  to  keep  plugging  away,  and  don't  stop  for 
anything.  Just  fight  it  out  and  never  get  discouraged, 
or  the  other  fellow  willbeat  you  to  it. 

Well,  this  is  all  the  time  I  can  spare  at  present,  but 
will  write  you  of  some  of  my  experiences  in  my  next  letter. 

Enclosed  you  will  find  some  newspaper  work  and  some  write¬ 
ups  es  to  how  the  people  here  look  on  our  show.  Two 
^English  papers  here.  Drop  rne  a  line,  and  give  me  the  news 
from  the  Works.  I  will  he  very  glad  to  hear  from  you  any 
time  you  have  an  opportunity  to  write.  Remember  me  to  Mr. 
Edison  and  all  the  hoys. 

Sine erely, 


C/o  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Inc. , 
Florida  635, 

BUBnos  Aires. 

The. above  for  your  information. 


June  3rd,  1914  i 


Messrs.  Edison,  Wilson,  Maxwell ,  Berggren  &  File: 

Our  Mr.  Moore  reports  that  he  has  been 
successful  in  securing  the  contract  from  the  State  of 
Hew  York  for  motion-piotures  which  will  show  the  geo¬ 
graphical  and  industrial  features  of  Hew  York  State. 

These  pictures  will,  he  demonstrated  at  the  Panama- 
Paoifio  Exposition. 

Mr.  Moore  expects  the  contract  to  he 
signed  on  Friday,  June  5th. 

J.  H.  Gill. 

Advertising  Motion-Picture  Dept 


Mr.  Edison:. 

. .  v . , . 

X  am  in  receipt  of  the  following  letter  from  Mr. 
Gall,  dated  Berlin,  May  24th,  1914: 

"Arrived  at  Berlin  late  Thursday  evening,  the 
21st  instant.  Put  up  at  the  Bristol  until  I  could  get  my 

"The  following  morning,  called  on  Mr.  Gruser  (at 
our  Berlin  Office)  who  arranged  an  appointment  for  me  with 
Mr.  Geyer,  the  owner  of  the  film  manufacturing  plant. 

"Inspected  the  plant  Saturday  morning,  and  was 
very  favorably  impressed  with  conditions  generally. 

"Mr.  Geyer  is  a  young  man  of  the  "live  wire"  type 
who  began  business  in  a  comparatively  small  way  several  years 
ago,  and  now  occupies  a  large  building  in  the  suburbs  of 
Berlin.  The  building), is  not  entirely  complete  as  yet,  but 
will  be  in.  the  near  future.  As  it  is,  he  now  occupies  about 
two-thirds  of  it,  and  with  his  present  facilities,  will  be 
able  to  turn  out  about  250  refcls  of  Kinetophone  film,  of 
400  ft.  lengths  each,  per  week;  besides  taking  oare  of  his 
current  ’business.  This  should  hold  us  for  the  time  being,  end 
should  business  increase  beyond  present  capacity,  there  will 
be  lots  of  room  for  expansion  when  th  building  is  completed. 

"The  place  is  scrupulously  neat  and  clean ,  and  I 
have  every  reason  to  believe  that  the  quality  of  work  will 
be  of  av-high  standard. 

"The  name  "Edison"  is  surely  one  to  conjure  with 
•in  this  "neck  of  the  woods". 

"Mr.  Geyer  seemed  delighted  to  have  a  representat¬ 
ive  of  the  "Great  American  Inventor"  call  on  him  (in  fact 
I  soon  learned  this  and  turned  it  to  good  advantage)  for  he 
gracefully  accepted  any  criticisms  I  had  to  make  and  Beemed 
glad  to  avail  himself  of  any  information  I  volunteered, 
with  a  view  of  improving  his  plant;  these  suggestions 
incidentally  were  made  for  our  welfare. 

"I  have  doped  out  a  rack  which  will  hold  about 
425  feet  of  film,  and  am  now  having  one  built.  It  is 
extremely  simple  and  as  it  may  be  submerged  in  an  ordinary 
tank  of  developing  solution,  we  will  be  spared  the  expense 
of  fitting  up  the  plant  with  the  drum  system,  such  as  we 
use  at  Orange. 

i  also  having  a  few  Blight  changes  made 

that  by  Wednesday  I 

"X  am  quite  sure  the  expense  incurred  to  equip 
for  our  work  will  not  exoeed  $200.00. 

"The  plant  is  already  equipped  with  large 
drying  drums,  so  if  my  scheme  works  (I  have  no  doubt  hut 
that  it  will)  there  will  he  nothing  left  to  do  hut  build  a 
few  racks  and  "shoot". 

"After  having  settled  the  foregoing  business,  I 
looked  around  for  another  hotel,  the  rates  of  the  Bristol 
being  prohibitive,  and  on  Mr.  Gruser's  suggestion,  settled 
here  at  the  Purstenhof . 

"I  hope  by  the  time  that  Mr.  Graf  arrives  here, 
to  have  everything  in  shape,  but  shall  await  fciejir  rival 
before  proceeding  to  Vienna,  unless  otherwise  aavisea. 

"I  understand  that  Taylor  and  Everetts  were  here  in 
Berlin  last  week  making  pictures  for  the  German  Group,  and 
tomorrow,  I  will  endeavor  to  locate  the  studio  and  if 
possible,  give  it  the  "once  over". 

"I  fancy  when  it  comes  to  the  studio  end  of  the 
game,  I  will  have  my  work  cut  out  for  me,  and  I  suppose  I 
will  have  to  be  crazy  like  a  fox.  These  Berliners  are  shrewd 
devils,  so  I  will  take  every  precaution  and,  as  advised  by 
you,  will  deliver  my  comments  and  suggestions  only  an 
writing  -  keeping  a  duplioate  for  myself. 

"On  the  trip  over,  the  weather  was  ideal  and  the 
sea  was  as  smooth  ke  the  Hudson  River.  Neither  Mrs.  Gall  nor 
myself  were  sick  a  minute,  and  enjoyed  every  moment  of  our 
six  meals  a  day." . . . 

»P,  S.  Will  keep  you  fully  posted  on  all  that 


Messrs.  Wilson,  Maxwell  and  Stevens. 

X  am  in  receipt  of  letter,  this  morning,  from  Mr. 
Gall,  dated  Berlin,  May  30th,  1914,  ae  follows: 

"At  this  writing,  I  haven't  much  to  report,  as  we 
are  now  in  the  midst  of  the  German  Holidays  (Whitsunday) . 

"Last  Thursday,  the  28th  instant,  I  tried  out  my 
little  scheme  and  was  quite  successful. 

"Had  a  temporary  developing  rack  made  to  hold 
425  feet  of  film.  The  rack  is  simply  a  rack  within  a  rack, 
and  can  he  used  in  an  ordinary  developing  tank  such  as 
Jamison  uses.  I  had  Mr.  Geyer  print  a  400  ft.  strip  of  film 
from  one  of  his  negatives  (that  is,  his  negative  was  68 
feet  long,  so  I  had  him  repeat  it  on  the  same  strip  six 
times)  after  which  I  developed  it  in  an  ordinary  tank  and 
dried  it  on  a  large  drum,  and  the  viiole  thing  was  ready  to 
he  shown  within  one  hour. 

"Before  I  attempt  to  develop  a  negative  however, 

I  am  waiting  until  I  oan  have  a  slightly  larger  rack  huilt  - 
one  which  will  allow  more  spaoe  between  eaoh  convolution 
so  there  will  he  no  danger  of  overlapping.  This  rack  will 
also  require  a  slightly  larger  developing  tank  which  is 
also  being  constructed,  and  I  hope  that  by  Thursday,  June 
4th,  we  will  he  able  to  develop  negative  and  make  a  sample 
print  from  it. 

rigging  up 

"The  expense  of/this  place  fpr  our  work  will  he 


"On  the  whole,  I  prefer  this  method  to  the  one  we 
use  in  Orange,  as  it  requires  much  less  space,  less  danger 
of  the  developing  solution  becoming  oxidized,  and  much 
easier  to  control  as  regards  temperature,  etc. 

"Mr.  Graf  arrived  here  today,  hut  as  yet,  X  have 
been  unable  to  locate  him.  He  was  at  the  office  this  moorning 
but  I  missed  him,  so  I  suppose  I  will  have  to  wait  until 
Tuesday  or  Wednesday,  on  aocount  of  the  holidays.  X  tried  to 
locate  his  home  -  nothing  doing.  Even  the 

police  seem  to  have  no  record  of  him.  /hid  deliver  me  from 
ever  attempting  to  locate  anyone  again  in  a  Berlin  directory 
X  was  so  persistent  about  it  that  X  had  the  hotel  in  an 
uproar  this  morning. 

"I  called  on  the  German  group  several  times,  their 
Berlin  office  Being  in  the  same  Building  as  ourB,  They  had 
several  complaints  to  make  aBout  the  records,  films,  etc. 

"They  objected  to  our  method  of  cutting  the  glims 
too  suddenly  at  the  end.  I  explained  that  Mr.  Ludwig,  their' 
representative,  had  ordered  this  done,  which  Beemed  to 
placate  them  somewhat,  But  in  the  future,  if  possible,  please 
see  that  the  end  of  the  film  is  not  cut  until  the  record  is 
entirely  through  playing.  The  film  "Tales  of  Hoffman"  was 
cut  Before  the  last  strains  of  the  music  was  through  playing, 
and  again  in  "Das  Rote  Hera"  the  train  whistle  Blows  again 
after  the  trailer  "Thomas  A.  Edison"  appears  on  the  screen. 

"Thfey-  also  showed  me  two  records  which  were 
Bruised,  and  one  showed  evidence  of  the  mould  not  Being 
properly  cleaned.  1 

"Please  see  that  the  inspection  of  records  is 
rigid,  as  they  make  a  terrible  fuss  over  the  slightest 
defect.  There  is  also  considerable  complaint  about  the 
manner  in  which  the  apparatus  is  packed.  Several  motor 
shafts  were  slightly  Bent  and  one  motor  Base  Broken.  Will 
you  kindly  attend  to  this? 

"They  are  surely  a  Bad  crowd  to  do  Business  with, 
and  one  cannot  Be  too  careful.  So  far,  however,  everything 
has  gone  along  very  nicely,  But  I  can  see  a  tendency  on 
their  part  to  start  something,  if  possible.  They  (German 
Group)  asked  me  if  I  could  go  to  Rome  with  them  sxt  as 
"His  Holiness"  The  Pope  desires  a  talking  picture  of  himself 
made  in  the  Vatican.  Of  course,  1  could  give  them  no  de¬ 
cisive  answer,  But  will  talk  it  over  with  Mr.  Graf  when  I 
see  him.  There  seems  to  Be  no  special  hurry  about  it,  so  I 
will  Be  able,  in  the  meantime,  to  get  adviceB  at  Orange, 
should  ray  presence  there  Be  deemed  necessary  or  advisable. 

"Have  just  written  to  Taylor,  in  Vienna,  telling 
him  that  I  expect  to  Be  there  within  a  week. 

"The  German  Group  have  a  large  room  in  the  rear 
of  their  office,  which  they  would  like  to  use  as  a  studio. 

But  I  am  afraid  it  will  not  do,  as  the  ceiling  is  too  low. 

v  "It  ocourred  to  me  that  all  of  our  printing  could 

Be  done  at  the  Berlin  plant,  of  which  I  wrote  you  recently, 
as  the  facilities  are  excellent  and  the  prices  somewhat 
lower  than  those  of  Gauraont. 

"I  only  offer  the  above  suggestion  for  your  in¬ 
formation,  as  Mr.  Wilson  may  wish,  at  some  time,  to  make  a 
change.  Will  you  kindly  advise  Mr.  WilBon  of  this? 

"There  seems  to  he  some  complaiiub  lately  about 
Gaumont's  work  (nothing  speoific)  and  Mr.  Gruser  intimated 
to  me  that  it  is  on  account  of  our  being  a  competitor  of 
Gaumont . 

"The  weather  here  has  been  miserable  for  the  last 
four  days,  and  shows  no  indication  of  improvement.  Rain  all 
the  time. 

"Tell  Mr.  Maxwell,  Len  McChesney  and  Ab  Kennedy 
that  X  will  write  to  them  soon.  Also  give  them  my  best 

"Mrs.  Gall  is  having  the  time  of  her  life  trying 
to  teach  the  Berliners  English. 

"X  will  now  close. 

"With  kind  regards  to  all,  I  am, 

Yours  sincerely, 


The  above  for  your  information. 

The  suggestion  of  making  a  talking  picture  of  the 
Pope  is  an  excellent  one.  Such  a  film  as  this  would  meet 
with  a  very  enthusiastic  patronage,  by  the  Catholics  in  this 
Country.  Travelling  shows,  with  a  talking  picture  of _ the  Pope, 
would  be  crowded  to  the  doors.  I  think  that  an  excellent 
business  arrangement  oould  be  made  with  the  Catholic  Church 
for  demonstrating  such  a  film  in  their  churches.  It  is  an 
excellent  opening,  and  one  worthy  of  every  consideration. 


Copies  to  Messrs 

i.  Wilson,  Stevens,  McChesney,  A.  M.  Kennedy. 

I  am  in  receipt  of  the  following  letter  from  Gall 
this  morning,  dated  Berlin,  Germany,  June  6th,  1914. 

,i  .  Tomorrow  I  am  going  to  develop 

a  Kinetophone" negative  and  make  up  a  sample  print.  The  result 
you  will  know  ere  this  reaches  you. 

"I  am  much  pleased  with  Mr.  dyer's  plant,  and  with  the 
way  he  does  things. 

"Mr.  Graf  is  now  in  Vienna,  and  if  1  can  clean  up  here 
I  will  he  there  myself  at  the  end  'of  this  week. 

"A  most  peculiar  thing  occurred  yesterday.  I  happened 
to  he  at  the  office  of  the  German  group  while  they  were  frying 
nut  some  records  they  had  just  received.  They  showed  me  three 
records  of  "Part  2,  Die  Pledermaus " ,  two  of  which  would  cause 
the  needle  to  jump  the  track  every  time  it  came  to  the  start- 
ing  point  (cocoanuts)  which  was  rather  pronounced,  while  the 
third  record,  although  made  from  the  same  mould,  behaved 
nerfectly  Knowing  that  these  records  must  have  been  inspected 
I^ried  themout  on  another  phonograph  where  everything  went 
0  K.  X  told  the  man  in  charge  to  check  up  his  phonograph, 
as  I  fancy  that  either  the  needle  point  is  too  large  or 
something  not  quite  square. 

had  a  long  conference  with  Mr.  John  Lonnegren  of  the 
Swedish  Group  today,  who  is  very  much  annoyed  at  not  being 
able  to  have  any  subjects  made  at  either  the  Russian  Stp  4 
or  at  Vienna..  The  Russians  pleaded  they  were  out  of  material, 
while  the  Viennese  claimed  their  operators  axe  oM^gad  ■ t° 
to  Rome.  Im  the  meantime,  Mr.  Lonnegren  has  been  paying 
considerable  sums  of  money  to  hold  hiB  talent,  and  of  course, 
accomplishes  nothing. 

advised  him  today  to  wire  the  Russians,  and  if  poss¬ 
ible,  have  the  services  of  Burt  and  GilBon  here 
for  a  few  days  where  there  is  an  apparatus  available  and  sIbo 
material  to  work  with.  ' 

"I  showed  him  the  photos  of  our  new  ftudio  at  Orange; 
also  specifications  for  same,  and  now  he  is  keen  for  building 
his  own  studio  at  Stockholm. 

"Tomorrow  he  will  see  an  engineer,  and  Friday  I  will  go 
over  the  whole  thing  with  him  (the  engineer)  so  that  the 
studio  may  be  constructed  while  Mr.  Lonnegren  is  in  . 

He  sails  on  the  VATERLAND  and  I  am  in  hopes  that  this  letter 
will  reach  you  before  he  arrives. 

"He  asked  me  today  about  operators,  and  of  00U*B®»  * 
t8  tell  him  that  you  had  several  skilled  men  at  your  comman  , 

bo  its  up  to  you  to  get  busy.  , 

"Mr.  Lonnegren  4e  quite  keen  about  the  whole  thing,  and 
X  am  in  hopes  of  being  able  to  talk  him  into  building  and 
equipping  a  studio  before  he  getB  cold  feet. 

"HeviS-  so  disgusted  with  his  treatment  at  the  hands  of 
the  Viennese,  that  money  seems  to  be  no  object. 

"He  also  seems  to  think  that  if  he  equips  a  studio  like 
the  one  we  have  at  Orange,  he  will  have  the  vhole  bunch  mak¬ 
ing  their  pictures  at  his  place.  By  the  way,  ask  Werner  to 
tell  you  of  the  raw  deal  they  gave  lonnegren  at  Vienna. 

"My  intention  now  is  to  go  to  Vienna  as  soon  as  possible, 
then  to  Berlin  for  a  day  or  two,  and  then 

to  St.  Petersburg,  and  if  possible  meet  Mr.  lonnegren  in 
Stockholm  when  he  returns  from  America,  as  he  would  like 
to  have  me  there  to  equip  his  studio.  To  do  this  might  take 
considerable  time,  and  X  would  like  to.  have  some  advices 
from  Orange  on  this  point. 

"With  my  kindest  regards  to  all,  I  remain, 

Sincerely  yours, 

The  above  for  your  information. 


Copies  to  Messrs.  Wilson,  Maxwell,  Steeens  and  McChesney. 

Melville  ClavU  Art  Piano  ^ 

Pianos  . °*rK?.L;:l.^.°n'g. 

Mr.  Vi'm.  Ueadowcroft, 
Edison  Laboratory, 
Orange,  Hew  Jersey. 

L  June  19.  1914. 



lil  be  backff 

vi  ^ 

ay  dear  Mr.  ileadowcrof  t:  - 

Yours  of  June  11th  is 
from  Mr.  Hutchinson  indicating  that  he  wi. 

th.  South  about  th.  SSS  l»ta»t,  W  tah^ffiT  ^ 

From  the  Becond  paragraph  of 

understand  that  Mr.  Edison  does  not  see’ any  in  wh^Tthe^ 

use  of  the  Piano  Motion  Pictures  can  be  made 

an  income.  As  I  have  already  indicated,  1  have  nep^-  ^  J 

posted  to  use  them  to  return  me  an  income;  that  life  J*  \ 

only  intended  to  use  them  for  advertising  purpose*  or  jV  1 

these  circumstances,  since  they  will  return  no  ir^ome  to^V 
anyone  by  their  use,  there  is  nothing  upon  which  to  a 

proposition  or  suggestion  of  division  of  proceeds.  ^ 

All  that  remains,  then-,  is  forJMr,  -Edison  to 
fix  a  price  for  making  the  films.  If  it  is  more  than  I  think 
they  can  be  made  worth  for  advertising  purposes,  I  shall  have 
to  drop  the  matter.  If  not.  1  ehall  be  glad  to  come  to.  an 

agreement  with  Mm.  -Wf"  * 

C^*  ToT  course  .U  cannot  make  any!  suggestion  in  ad- 

Mr.  W. 


for  him  to  name  his  price. 

Hoping  to  hear  from  you  very  promptly  in 
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Office  Salaries 
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Taxes, Kto. 


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Travolore*  Salaries 
Travelers*  Expenses 

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Film  Sales  6937  feet  @  ,03  per  foot  $190.30 

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5  8815.15 

0  3526.17 

Film  on  Hand  — —  286103  feet 


Film  Soles  in  June  dropped  from  an  average  of  60,000  feet 
per  month  for  fivo  months  ended  liay  31st,  1914  to  6937  feet 
in  June.  The  oost  was  lnoroased  hy  a  large  entry  Being  made 
In  June  for  negatives. 

Owing  to  the  extraordinary  showing  of  thtsmonthB  business 
are  writing  for  an  explanation. 

3.  Lamp  house  cover  fits  too  tightly  on  front  end  of 

lamp  house. 

4,  In  other  respects  found  0.  K. 

5.  Ran  two  hours  0.  K. 



No.  3999, 

1.  Framing  device  slightly  too  wide  from  top 
to  bottom,  shows  up  floor  lines  in  projecting, 

2.  In  other  respects  found  0.  K, 

3.  Ran  two  hours  0.  E. 

No.  1242. 

1.  Lower  rivet  on  film  runner  plate  is  slightly 
higher  than  the  film  runners  and  therefore  is  liable  to 
scratch  middle  row  of  pictures. 

2.  In  other  respects  found  0.  K. 

3.  Ran  two  hours  0.  K. 


7-6  -  /"A 

July  9,  1914. 

AUSWERS  to  complaints? 

STOCK  H.  P.  ^T  10. 

Mo.  3999. 

©  Praming  device  slightly  too  wide  from  top  to 
'bottom,  sUra  up  floor  llnea  in  projecting. 

©  Holes  are  punched  out ,  «r  teumn  "^^“Sa'SS'hJra 
2^“? Lf%S  maoh ine B^paa as d  S.  *»'t  Ifrink  it  shows  on 
.  good  flln». 

Ho.  1242  _ 

s  saw*- 

row  of  pictures. 

d)  ai.  .I...  of„5r«»:  sirS(S*s  ss 

SoS=l  m?l^?i»  *»■“«  “>•  "“hl“' 

Ho.  999.  . 

©  Lower  base  -board  splintered  along  edge-not  tadly-  u 
makes  a  poor  appearance. 

Q)  Baas  toTd  ha.  Mf.otlT.  M«*  =18“  T“°  l“d  “  p“*' 

Will  take  care  of  this.  . 

^^.•»srsM?*ajBrs as asss. - • 

©)  Lenses  put  in  machine ^ackwarda-  Lenses^are ^P 

K0  *  3628#  (£)  Milled  Slot,  in  aperture yjag ? 

sprocket  has  Lurred  edge  which  is  li»«  .. 

Q  Quite  impose  ihle  for  the  hurr  -to  touch  the  fil».  Will 
have  a' furring  op«atlon  added  to  this  part. 

Wo.  3628. 

i.  «•»  *»««  «“■  ltop 


(%)  See  So.  ©Machine  #3999. 

©Lamp  »«»..  ~T«  tlU  to.  «W*»  «  "°»*  “-1 
lamp  house.  , . 

We  try  to  have  a^i°°^e^yf rattle^Ver^weak  oonstructic 


.  a  J>-+~ra  vJ  ziu  <2-^C^b  * 


Ur.  Horaoe  G.  Plimpton, 
Edison  Studio. 

Boar  Ur.  Plimptom 

Bon  Be ado 11  of  Chicago  reports  as  follows  on  releases 
for  the  week  of  July  13th  roeently  shown  before  Ohio  ago 
exhibit or b: 

"Qjjallf^lng  for  Lena''— fair.  Fassed  by  oonsor,  although 
he  first  wanted  to  eliminate  the  pawnbroker  scene. 

"The  Two  Boctors"— good .  Passed  by  oonsor. 

"The  Ever-Gallant  Horquis" — fair.  Passed  by  oensor. 
"An  Up-to-iate  courtship" — fair.  Passed  by  censor. 

"Ueg  o'  tho  Mountains" — very  good.  Fassed  by  censor, 
with  the  elimination  of  the  subtitles  "lleg’s  fatherless  child 
runs  away"  and  "He  promised  to  marry  mo". 

"Across  the  Burning  Trestle"—' very  good,  Passed  by  censor 
with  a  9  foot  soen^Bhowing  tho  man  choking. woman  shortened  to 
a  flash.  M 

Clippin|s  showing  the  above  cuts  are  attached. 

a  file  hit  with  tho  Chicago  exhibitor  a  in  our  film  •Meg  o'  the 
i-ounfsins',  and  although  several  Of  tho  exhibitors  told  mo  that 
Ifcey'vire  not  kaifn  about  atoriea  of  thia  description  showing  an 
-  woman  Jfhs  acting  and  sattinga  In  thiB  picture  were 

jfcieularl^/f ine" . 

Your  orrery  truly, 


Kiuetograjh  Bepartmsnt, 



July  10,  1914. 

Thomas  A.  Edison ,  Ino . , 
2628  Deoatur  Street, 

Bedford  Bark,  Hew 

York  City,  U.Y. 

Gentlemen: - 

There  have  Been  entered  at  Philadelphia  as  the  output 
of  your  American  factory  the  following  positive  moving  picture 


"Puneral  that  Plashed" 

"Sign  of  Three  labels" 

"His  Secretary" 

"Out  of  the  Deep" 

"Pull  for  the  Shore" 

" Sunset  Gun" 

I  wohld  thank  you  to  inform  me  if  these  films  that 
have  Been  entered  at  Philadelphia  are  the  output  of  your  American 
factory  and  if  there  is  any  means  of  identifying  them  as  Being 
manufactured  in  the  United  States. 

I  would  also  thank  you  to  expedite  your  reply  in  this 
connection  in  order  that  I  may  communicate  the  same  to  Phila¬ 
delphia  for  the  information  of  appraising  offioers  at  that 
port  in  ascertaining  the  origin  of  the  films  in  question. 

I  have  not  yet  received  a  reply  to  my  letter  to  you 
of  the  2nd  instant  and  would  Be  pleased  to  hear  from  you  at  an 

-  the  Cetler-IIammer  Mro.  Co. 

Electric.  ('o>i'uollin«  Devices 

> 1 1 lwai:ki:i: ,Wis .  juiy  is,  1914. 

will  receiva  your  perBont 

_V(Lju— t-  r-fi . 

naXattent  ion ,  but  that  if.  contraryjto  the 

■‘erred  to  the/droper  party. 

men  in  our  Hew  York  Office,  I  made  inquiry  as  to  the  staftug  of  sale 
of  the  home  kinetosoope  and  was  adviBed  that  the  device  Was  moving 
very  slowly.  The  home  kinetosoope  has  always  impressed  me  as  being 
an  exceedingly  well  considered  devioe  and  one  which  incorporated  in 
its  construction  the  maximum  of  ingenuity  and  of  modern  manufacture. 
The  statement,  therefore,  that  it  was  apparently  not  receiving 
from  the  public  the  attention  which  it  merited  was  the  ocoasion  of 
a  certain  amount  of  thought. 

As  a  result  it  occurred  to  me  that  there  might  be 
laoking  in  the  device  as  a  sales  proposition  one  of  the  psychological 
element b  of  success,  in  that  it  did  not  appeal  directly  to  the  man 
who  must  purchase  and  pay  for  it.  It  is  a  devioe,  marketing,  as 
I  understand  it,  from  $50.00  to  $75.00,  and  it  reproduces  on  some¬ 
what  smaller  scale  the  effects  produced  by  the  commercial  machine. 
The  net  advantage  would  be  the  reproduction  at  home  of  a  seleoted 

..a. _ ».T. _ Jh1j..16/14 

list  of  subjects  under  control  of  the  head  of  the  house  for  the 
occasional  entertainment  of  himself  or  visitors,  hut'  possibly  would 
have  its  greater  use  as  an  educational  means.  If  these  assumptions 
are  correot,  the  man  who  actually  bought  and  paid  for  the  device 
would  have  his  direct  interest  in  it  only  on  such  occasions  as  he 
ran  a  new  film  for  himself  or  as  an  occasional  diversion  for  his 
friends.  The  remainder  of  the  time  he  would  be  running  it  as  a 
matter  of  education  or  amusement  for  his  ohildren,  and  at  the 
expense  of  a  certain  amount  of  time  and  trouble  on  his  own  part. 

It  does  not  appear  to  me  that  under  these  conditions  the  element  of 
personal  interest  on  the  part  of  the  purchaser  can  be  sufficiently 
aroused,  as  in  general  his  interest  must  be  vicarious.  If,  on  tha 
contrary,  the  personal  interest  of  the  primary  purchaser  could  be 
awakened  by  the  introduction,  possibly  of  an  added  feature,  the 
necessary  element  of  success  in  distribution  might  be  obtained. 

It  ooourred  to  me  that  this  feature  might  be 
obtained  if  it  were  possible  to  produoe  a  moving  picture  oamera  which 
would  take  pictures  of  a  size  and  proper/ arranged  for  use  in  the  home 
kinetosoope.  A  number  of  amateurs  have  already  interested  themselves 
in  moving  picture  work,  but  the  expense  is  extreme  and  beyond  the 
pooketbook  of  the  ordinary  man.  My  understanding  is  that  the  cost  per 
foot  of  film  of  first  positive  produoed  is  between  11  and  130,  which 
would  make  the  cost  about  $5.00  per  minute  of  first  operation.  In 
other  words,  to  produoe  the  film  of  normal  size  which  would  run  for 
three  minutes  would  cost  the  amateur  under  present  conditions,  and 
assuming  no  failures,  approximately  $15.00.  If,  on  the  contrary, 
a  oamera  could  be  produoed  which. would  take  a  picture  one-ninth  the 

July  16/14 

Mr .  T  .A'.E. . . comBOM.  _ 

area, which  is,  as  1  understand  it,  approximately  the  proportion 
of  the  home  kinetosoope,  and  could  take  this  in  three  rows  on  the 
film,  this  cost  would  he  divided  approximately  hy  nine,  and  the 
three  minute  film  above  referred  to  would  oost  something  between 
$1.50  and  $2.50.  In  addition  to  this,  on  account  of  the  shorter 
length  of  film,  namely,  about  20  ft.  instead  of  150  to  200  ft,,  it 
should  be  possible  for  the  amateur  to  develop  hie  negatives  and  make 
his  own  positives.  It  should  further  be  possible  to  turn  out  a 
complete  equipment  including  home  kinetosoope, camera  and  accessories 
for  a  price  ranging  between  $150  and  $300,  and  while  it  may  be 
urged  that  this  would  be  two  to  three  times  the  prioe  asked  more 
or  less  unsuccessfully  for  the  home  kinetosoope,  I  would  point  out 
that  the  public  is  becoming  more  and  more  educated  to  the  use  of 
more  expensive  photographic  devices,  ThiB  is  evidenced,  I  think,  by 
the  extent  to  which  the  high-priced  small  plate  camera  is  being 
advertised  and  the  number  of  different  firms  which  apparently  find  a 
profitable  business  along  theBe  lineB.  One  hand  camera  used  by  me, 
for  instance,  represents  an  investment  of  over  $200.  I  personally 
know  of  half  a  dozen  men  who  would  be  glad  of  the  opportunity  to 
purohase  an  outfit  such  as  is  described  above,  and  believe  that  it 
would  find  a  ready  sale. 

I  fully  realize  that  there  is  every  probability 
that  this  suggestion  has  already  been  made  and  its  feasibility 
considered,  and  I  also  realize  that  there  may  be  constructional 
disadvantages  or  business  conditions  of  which  I  oan  have  no  con¬ 
ception.  I  trust,  however,  that  you  will  not  consider  that  I  have 
taken  too  great  liberty  in  addressing  to  you  a  letter  on  the 


Hr.  Edison:- 

I  am  in  receipt' of  the  following  letter  from  Gall, 
dated  Berlin,  July  4,  1914: 

During  the  first  part  of  the  letter,  he  refers  to  certain  details 
in  connection  with  his  work,  which  I  am  answering  direct. 

He  goes  on  to  say: 

"In  regard  to  the  developing  plant  here,  beg  to  report  that  the 
new  developing  room  is  now  in  good  working  order,  and  that  Mr. 
Geyer  is  ready  to  shoot. 

"The  arrangement  of  the  plant  is  as  follows:  The  various  tanks 
(temporary  wooden  affaire)  pending  the  arrival  of  the  stone  tanks, 
are  placed  thus: 

(Sketch  showing  six  tanks  placed  parallel  to 
each  other) .  - 

"Immediately  above  these  tanks,  and  made  fast  to  the  ceiling,  are 
two  tracks  made  of  angle  iron,  which  support  a  little  carrier 
mounted  on  wheels.  From  the  carrier,  the  developing  i*x  rack  is. 
suspended  in  Buch  a  manner  that  the  rack  can  easily  be  worked 
up  and  down  in  the  various  solutions. 

"Immediately  above  each  tank  is  a  slight  depression. in  the  rail, 
so  that  the  wheels  of  the  carriage  will  engage  therein,  and  locate 
the  film  rack  precisely  over  the  various  tanks,  thus  minimiz¬ 
ing  the  danger  of  marring  the  film. 

"This  scheme  works  out  beautifully,  as  it  has  all  the  advantages 
of  tank  developing  system,  plus  the  semi-automatic  feature, which 
enables  the  man  who  develops  to  give  his  entire  attention  to  the 
work  of  developing  the  film,  with  but  very  little  physical  exert¬ 
ion,  and  with  the  assurance  of  very  little  danger  of  the  film 
becoming  marred. 

"This  scheme  is,  of  course,  capable  of  being  elaborated  upon,  but 
in  my  opinion  the  present  outfit  will  suffice  for  our  work. 

"As  I  told  you  before,  the  developing  rack  is  simply  a  rack  within 
a  rack,  to  which  has  been  added  a  little  compensating  or  take-up 
device,  as  the  film  lengthens  considerably  when  it  is  wet. 

(He  then  shows  a  sketch  of  the  rack,  with  detail  liwgwTpitBK  de¬ 
scription  of  same). 

"The  racks  of  the  above  construction  are  necessarily  somewhat 
v/ider  to  those  used  ordinarily,  and  for  this  reason  the  tanks 
also  had  to  be  made  wider. 

"The  results  thus  far  obtained  have  been  satisfactory,  and  the 
German  Group  have  expressed  themselves  as  being  well  pleased  with 
sample  prints. 

"Received  cable  this  morning  that  part  of  the  consignment  of  re- 
cords  shipped  today,  July  4th,  on  the  CECELIA,  and  the  balance 
on  July  7th,  on  the  VATERLAHD. 

"The  Germans  are  very  anxious  to  hear  the  results  of  Taylor's 
'takes',  and  asked  me  to  make  a  wax  duplicate  of  each  selection, 
from  the  amplifying  apparatus  here  in  Berlin.  V/ishing  to  stall 
them  off  until  the  arrival  ofi  the  blue  records  from  America,  I 
demurred  on  the  ground  that  I  did  not  care  to  trifle  with  a 
piece  of  apparatus  which  another  had  adjusted  to  his  own  re¬ 
quirements.  The  excuse  seemed  to  get  over  0.  K. ,  but  so  anxious 
are  they  (The  Germans)  over  this  last  batch,  that  they  wired 
Taylor  to  run  up  here  from- Vienna  to  make  a  wax  duplicate  for 
them,  and  also  to  bring  with  him  the  duplicate  of  Austrian  sub¬ 
jects,  or  rather  duplicates  of  records  made  in  Vienna  Studio. 

"I  expect  Taylor  here  Monday,  July  6th,  and  when  he  makes  the 
duplicates,  I  will  see  that  he  holds  them  down  a  bit,  so  that 
should  the  blue  records  be  a  little  weak,  they  will  not  suffer  so 
much  by  comparison. 

"I  am  sorry  indeed  to  know/  from  your  experiments  that  the  blue 
records  are  weaker  than  the  dupes,  from  which  it  is  made,  and  the 
more  I  think  of  it,  the  more  I  am  inclined  to  think  that  some¬ 
thing  is  amiss  in  the  making  of  theciia*  blue  records.  I  know 
quite  well  there  have  been  times  when  a  blue  record  was  louder 
than  the  dupe.  I  refer  to  Edison  Minstrels  No.  1,  and  the  College 
Bays.  Is  anything  being  done  to  correct  this?  Samarra  To  my  way 
of  thinking,  it  is  a  rather  serious  defect,  and  liable  to  cause 
trouble,  for  already  several  have  spoken  to  me  about  it  here. 

Of  course,  I  always  argued  that  such  is  not  the  case. 

"In  cable  advising  us  of 'shipments  of  the  blue  records,  you  stated 
that  certain  ones  are  weak,  and  others  are  0.  K.  Upon  investigat¬ 
ion,  I  find  that  the  weak  ones  were  made  at  the  Vienna  Studio,  and 
the  good  ones  at  the  Berlin  Studio,  or  rather  a  studio  in  Berlin 
which  the  Germans  rented  for  a  few  days.  The  above  for  your  in¬ 

"Looks  like  a  little  problem  in  acoustics,  does  it  not? 

"It  now  transpires  that  the  folks  here  wish  to  have  their  films 
tinted,  at  least  some  of  than.  I  took  the  matter  up  with  Mr,  Braf, 
calling  his  attention  to  the  fact  that,  in  the  agreement,  we  have 
not  obligated  ourselves  to  furnish  tinted  prints,  and  that  in  the 
price  Mr.  Geyer  made  us,  he  did  not  include  the  additional  cost 
of  tinting.  We  accordingly  took  the  matter  up  with  Mr.  Geyer,  and 
arrived  at  a  satisfactory  arrangement. 

"I  also  authorized  Mr.  Geyer  to  equip  his  plant  with  two  lead-lined 
tanks,  one  slotted  drum,  and  a  few  other  necessary  knick-knacks 
to  do  this  work,  and  at  a  cost  to  us  not  to  exceed  600  Marks.  I 
advocated  the  drum  system  for  coloring  in thfe  particular  instance, 
because  it  requires  only  a  small  amount  of  solution  (which  iB 
rather  costly)  and  spoils  very  soon,  end  because  of  the  limited 
amount  of  film  to  be  toned. 

"This  equipment  may  also  be  used  to  intensify  or  reduce,  should 
occasion  demand,  and  on  the  whole,  1b  a  good  investment. 

"I  attended  a  conference  with  Mr.  Graf  and  Mr.  Geyer,  where  a 
contract  was  dfawn  up  "in  regard  to  prices  for  d®y^°p^n® ’ 
toning,  etc.,  embodying  Lanahan's  suggestions,  iriUch  I  presume 
will  reach  Mr.  Wilson  in  due  course. 

"We  discussed,  at  some  length,  the  possible  use  of  non-inflammable 
material  ^d*  inasmuch  as  the  use  of  this  material  involves  certain 
manufacturing  difficulties,  we  finally  agreed  that  an  additional 
cost  of  ten  percent  over  and  above  that  charge  for  printing  and 
developing  Eastman  celluloid  film  would  be  within  reason.  Speaking 
of  non-inflammable  film  -  how  did  the  Agfa  compare  with  the  East- 

"At  the  time  you  commenced  your  experiments,  I  believe  that  the 
Agfa  film  showed  indications  of  having  the  better  wearing  qualit¬ 
ies,  and  also  that  it  was  somewhat  cheaper  in, price.  : I  have  , just 
learned  now  that  non-inflammable  film  is  being  demanded  more  and 
more  by  the  police  in  various  Eurppean  jurisdictions,  that  the 
Agfa  people  are  beginning  to  stiffen  their  prices,  and.  are  also 
doing  not  a  little  toward  influemLng  legislation  for  the  non- 
inflammable  film.  It  is  generally  conceded  here  to  be  superior  to 
Eastman,  and  that  is  also  a  question,  owing  to  some  patents  in¬ 
volved,  whether  the  Eastman  stock  would  be  available  in  Gennany. 

I  have  no  definite  assurance  that  the  above  is  true,  but  neverthe¬ 
less,  it  may  not  be  amiss  to  investigate  from  your  end  of  the  line. 

"From  our  past  experience  with  Eastman  Hon- Inflammable  film,  it 
would  seem  a  crime  to  use  it  for  Kinetophone  film. 

"Thursday,  July  2nd,  Mrs.  Davidorff,  wife  of  our  Russian  Kineto¬ 
phone  factor,  and  who  is  now  stopping  in  : ““J^in 

with  her  brother,  a  maid  and  two  children,  called  me  up  and  in¬ 
vited  me  to  call.  That  evening/  I  dressed  up  like  a  trewery  ^oree  ’ 
and  paid  my  respects  to  the  aforesaid  lady,  but  d— -  near  croaked 
when  she  gave  me  her  hand  to  kiss!!! 

I  broke  out  in  a  cold  sweat,  but  by  the  Holy  Sailor,  I  made  good! 

•She  entertained  us  very  nicely,  which  complimentl^returnedyester- 
day  by  taking  than  out  to  dinner.  She  wired  Mr.  Davidorff  to  come 
to  Berlin,  and  I  expect  to  have  an  interview  with  him  within  a  few 

"These  people  have  the  Interest  of  the  Kinetophone  very  much  at 
heart ,  andseem  Keen  on  mailing  it  successful  in  Russia.  Mrs. 
Davidoff  explained  that  the  first  subjects  were  merely  experiment¬ 
al,  Aand  were  more  for  praxisg  the  purpose  of  ^aidttlat 

equipment,  etc.  than  for  exhibition  purposes. SHe  also  said  that 
Mr  Ravidorfr  was  ready  to  build  a  new  studio,  and  equip  it  in  an 


ob j  ec t 8 in'* vi ew” in°  wi  shing^t  ^build  his  ZTESL* n  ^olm. 

You  know  no  doubt,  that  the  Russian  Groups  have  placed  an  order 

who  she  says  are  two  very  industrious  and  conscientious  boys. 

"The  only  oomplaitt  she  has  to  make  is  the  delay  in  ra![w 

material  from  America,  and  also  a  considerable  monetary  loss,  ow 
•i  no-  to  the  breaking  of  a  spring  in  the  recording  phonograph,  in 
t£f  midstofatiSf  of  II  Pagliacci ,  for  which  they  had  employed 
a  large  company  and  expensive  talent. 

"Butt  she  told  .me,  had  another  spring  for  the  ^aB 

working  night  and  day  to  get  things  going  again.  With  the  new 
spring^  his  difficulty  seems  in  getting  the  phonograph  to  regu¬ 

"In  view  of  this,  don't  you  think  it  would  be  a  good  idea  for 
every  studio  to  have  an  extra  spring  motor  for  each  recording 

"Will  let  you  know  how  I  make  out  with  Mr.  Davi^°^f  • 

Taylor  and  the  recording  outfit  are  in  Vienna,  again ,  MX.  £raf 

deams  it  advisable  for  me  to  go  there .a®a  Mother  pi ct££e^  { will 
ooa  Tavior  and  if  they  are  ready  to  teak e  anotner  picture,  a 
go  there  prio rmto  my  trip  to  St7  Petersburg.  I  t0 

know  when  Mr.  Lonnegren  intends  to  in„ ™°°^dio  ’  *  ^  * 

got  permission  from  Orange  to  build  his  own  studio. 

"I  am  glad  to  report  that  the  German  group  now  seem  to  be  more 
ttaXtt?  lis^i^^roup^re^e  ’  iSit^  T&^Ire  now  involved  in 

Mrs  2JT!  —  - 

at  least  until  the  other  groups  get  going  again. 

"Now  for  alittle  kick! 

extent  of  three  piotures. 

"Were  not  these  defects  noticed  at  Orange,  and  if  so,  why  were  we 
not  advised  accordingly? 

"In  the  case  of  the  former,  whose  fault  is  it  that  the  negative 
is  cut  so  short  -  Orange  or  Europe? 

"The  Berlin  Office  here  should  be  advised  of  these  defects,  and 
upon  good  cause,  for  these  Germans  put  up  an  awful  howl  *xxxgx 
every  time  anything  goes  wrong,  and  demand- from  me  an  immediate 
explanation.  You  see,  not  being  aware  of  the  facts,  this  puts  me 
in  like  a  burglar. 


E.  GALL." 

por  your  information,  I  have  stated  several  times  that  Mr.  Ludwig, 
of  the  Vienna  Group,  instructed  just  where  each  of  the  films  was 
to  be  cut.  We  called  his  attention  to  the  fact  that  the  phono¬ 
graph  would  continue  playing,  but  that  did  not  seem  to  worry  him 
any.  So  we  cut  where  he  said  cut  as  he  represented  the  Vienna  Co. 

In  the  take  to  which  he  refers  as  being  three  pictures  out  of 
synchronism  -  I  find  this  was  the  best  of  the  takes  sent  on  that 
subject,  the  other  being  more  out  of  synchronism.  The  trouble  was 
doubtless  caused  by  wax  on  the  phonograph  pulley  which  is  operated 
by  the  string,  or  by  temporary  trouble  in  the  amplifier.  These 
takes  ran  considerably  out  of  synchronism,  until  we  raised  such  a 
hiwl  about  it  that  they  corrected  the  defect  at  the  Studio  in 

I  notice  a  difference  in  some  of  the  blue  araberol  ppints  from  our 
wax.  We  kept  refusing  prints  one  day,  until  we  got  one  that  was 
quite  good  -  much  better  than  those  which  preceded  it.  I  will,  tkke 
this  up  with  Mr.  Nehr  for  further  information. 


Copies  to  Messrs.  Wilson,  Maxwell  and  Stevens. 


^  ^U. 

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01  oo.ta.oo  the  Bren.  Stadio  1.  don.  a.  ooono.ioally 
oo  possible  and  that  «  "•  cot  dooltaE  »i*h  “no  B"'1  onW 
11  It  lo  pos.lbl.  ‘o  get  oosta.o.  lor  our  purpose  at  ~r. 
reasonable  r.too  fro.  oo..  other  party  or  portioo.  and  for- 
ther.ore  h.  «rto  »  ho  assured  that  -  aro  hot  paying  lor  tho 
r octal  of  ooatumoB  lor  ary  longer  period  thah  lo 

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sab.ltt.d  to  Hr.  Pli.pton  lor  orplonotloh.  A.  yo«  have  re¬ 
booted  .o  to  deal  with  Ilr.  Pllmptoa  through  yoa.  I  a»flt  the 
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44.00  . 

By  giving  this  matter  your  immediate  attention  and 
letting  me  know  what  you  hear  from  Ur.  Plimpton,  you  will  greatly 

Tours  very  truly. 



Mr.  learning 

You  will  reoall  that  I  roosted  you  to  eena  to  the 
laboratory  for  test  purposes  a  yfa  Kinetosoope  containing 
all  the  latest  implements .  in  order  that  it  might  he  testea 
out  thoroughly  to  see  if  the  design,  oonstruotion,  eta., 
were  perfect  in  every  respect.  Has  this  machine  gone  to  the 
laboratory?  If  not,  when  will  it  go? 

It  was  also  aeoided  that  when  thiB  machine  was  re¬ 
turned  hy  the  laboratory,  approved,  we  were  to  make  up  100 
complete  and  have  them  on  hand  to  fill  orders  as  received, 
after  which  all  work  was  to  he  discontinued  on  these  machines 
until  thiB  stack  of  100  haa  been  reduced,  to  say  10,  when  we 
would  again  build  up  100.  ThiB  was  the  method  of  handling 
the  matter  in  order  to  reduoe  the  expense  whioh  we  have 
heretofore  been  put  to  in  assembling  or  finishing  up  one  or 
two  machines  at  a  time,  as  orders  were  received.  You  should 
aee  that  these  100  machines  are  made  up  complete  and  placed 
in  stock  dust  as  soon  as  the  approved  model  has  been  returned 
from  the  laboratory. 


July  SO,  1914. 

I  em  in  receipt  of  the  following  letter  this  morning,  . 
from  Mr.  Gall”  dated  Be?lin,  July  16*h,  and  addressed  to  Mr. 

^fdfe?^ntL2|,ifetheyroller£on;t  work. 

lapp«atuBrIo  arranged  that  that^he^rinciple 

°ndyif  the  air  ?e  iroper5  conditioned  and  can  he  kept  const, art, 

?£e  shrinLg^of  tSe  SilZ-ay  *•  “*  ^ 

havihe  the  proper  amount  of  weight  on  each  id 

"I  M«  appreciate  that  f  "““i.Slo'S  SS^S'IfS 
rS°«  Sef  tofpellere  »  the  on.  *o  fir*  «pH~ 

scientifically  correct  methods  is  hound  to  win  ou  . 

•la.  a.  **“lSri.“a"?e°Se°L:Stra- 

S?e“e;i.S1.??S.“Si;.r.  »a  to  a.  growth  thereof. 

•There  1.  not  .  i '“»&*”  JS'eTiSiS  SSSS«  ll 

Sr.Sp««h-l“'.”SK  It  thi.  for  the'preeent.  W  ehthueiu.  for 
the  game  sometimes  carries  me  away. 

ffohSnSr  1 

.  ‘3:r 

and  that  we  naturally  assumed  they  were  satisfactory. 

iiyr  Wilson's  cable,  however,  indicates  that  the  hatch 
following  are  0.  K.',  for  which  I  am  duly  thankful. 


when  once  its  hhere,  it  will  stick. 


«In  mv  letter  to  Mr.  V/ilson,  I  told  about  Mr.  Davidoff 'b 
here  in  Berli*.  etc.  Well,  I  have  Been  with  him  almost 
constantly,  and  I  am  glad  to  report  that  in  my  opinion,  he  ib  the 
right  sort. 

"•Perennallv  he  is  one  of  the  finest  men  I  ever  met ,  and  is 
simply  carried  away  with  the  possibilities  of  the  Kinetophone,  and 
1  truly  believe  he  will  make  a  success  of  it. 

"Yesterday  (July  15th)  I  showed  him  the  results  of  his  last 
take  (Barber  of  Seville)  and  he  was  delighted  with  it.  Phonetically 
the  record  is  a  peach,  but  the  photographer,  virilp  good,  1b  riot  up 
to  the  standard.  It  is  a  pleasure  to  work  with  a  man  like  him, 
and  when  I  get  to  St.  Petersburg,  I  will  work  my  head  off  to  get 
good  results.  Mr.  Davidoff' s  connections  with  the  show  business 
Ire  of  the  very  best,  in  Russia.  He  himself  is  a  tenor  in  the 
Czar's  Opera  House,  and  is  teacher  to  the  Impefcial  family.  He  is 
personally  acquainted  with  most,  of  the  leading  artists  in  Europe, 
and  proposes  to  use  only  the  very  best  talent  in  future  Kineto¬ 
phone  subjects. 

"He  is  an  ardent  admirer  of  Mr.  Edison,  and  never  tires  of 
talking  about  his  achievements,  and  when  I  spoke  to  him  of  Mr. 
Edison's  biograpny,  he  expressed  a  desire  to.have  a  copy.  Could 
you  not  send  him  an  autographed  copy?  I  am  sure  it  would  be  veiy 
much  appreciated. 

"He  is  very  much  interested  in  Edison  silent  pictures.  I  have 
given  him  several  demonstrations  here,  and  both  he  and  Madame, 
seemed  well  pleased.  He  is  now  negotiating  v/ith  our  office  here 
for  the  exclusive  agency  in  Northern  Russia  -  Southern  Russia  no 
lonser  being  available,  but  doesn't  seem  to  like  the  idealof  con¬ 
tracting  toStake  150,000  Marks' worth  the  firBt /®ar;M.Hr vf1!er.lKO 
(Mr.  Graf's  assistant)  iB  working  with  him,  and  he  (Mix-.  D. )  is  also 
now  in  communication  with  Mr.  Graf. 

"I  have  learned  that  several  large  European  film  manufacturers 
are  inclined  to  boycott  the  Kinetophone  in  Russia  by  refusing  to 
supply  film  to  any  Kino  .theatre* eaturing  Kinetophone.  By  alittls 
adroit  questioning,  I  find  Mr.  fcavidoff's  intention  is  |o  Set  the 
agency  for  Russia  from  several  large  American  film  manufacturers , 
establish  his  own  film  exchange  and  furnish  a  mixed  program  of 
Kinetophone  and  ."silent"  subjects  to  his  clients. 

"in  his  opinion,  a  mixed  program  will  take  better  in  Russia 
than  one  composed  entirely  of  Kinetophone  subjects,  until  such 
time  when  he  expects  to  pull  off  -some  big  such  as  operas  , 

plays  featuring  leading  artiBts,  etc. ,  on  the  Kinetophone  -  or  as 
he  expresses  it  'Something  worthy  of  Mr.  Edison's  grand  invention  . 

"He  is  a  good  sport  and  never  once  have  I  heard  Jaira  wumi 
scueal.  He  says  "With  Mr.  Graf  I  am  good  friends;  he  haB  one  big 
head  for  business^  He  learn  me  business  -  I  pay  for  experience- 
in  future  I  too  know  how  to  make  business.  However,  this  I  will 
nn+  si  hours  with  vou.  You  tell  me  you  are  a  taohnical  man  ,  and.  so 
I  discuss  with  you  only  technical  matters.  When  you  come  to  St. 

Petersburg,  I  make  my  Atelier  how  you  wish,  then  I  know  I  Bhall 
make  good  subjects,  etc.,  etc. 11 

...I  learned  too  that  he  refused  to  be  a  party  to  any  concerted 
protest  against  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Inc.  -  that  scheme  I  am  inclined 
+n  believe  was  started  by  the  Austrian  and  German  Groups  -  at 
anyrttethethingfell  flat,  and  now  I  think,  in  the  near  future, 

•  you  will  Bee  each  group  working  independently  of  the  i Dt£erF’ 
first,  Ur.  Bavidoff  was  inclined  to  work  jointly  with  Mr.  Lonnggren 
in  a  common  Btudio,  but  now  he  feels  that  it  will  be  far  better 
for  each  to  have  his  own  studio. 

"Hr.  Hi ch el as  (Mr.  D. ' s  Representative)  brought  home  glow* 
ing  reports  concerning  the  new  disc  machine.  Mr.  and  Macame 
Davidoff  express  a  strong  desire  to  hear  it,  bo  I  gave  them  a 
demonstration  on  sample  machine  in  the  Berlin  Office. 

"When  they  heard  it,  they  went  clean  off  their  heads,  and 

the  day  following  they  biought  another  Rpaeian  with 

able  name  -  but  who  is  one  of  the  directors  of  tne  Imperial 
Russian  Opera  House  in  St.  Petersburg  -  to  hear  it,  and  they  had 
a  great  time.  Of  course,  I  couldn't  understand  a  word  they  said, 
but  I  gathered  from  their  expressions ,  and  gestures ,  that  it  made 
a  tremendous  hit  with  them.  Madame  declared  she  "must  have  one  - 
the  first  one  in  Russia  for  the  Salon,  which  is  trimmed  all  in 
white,  what  you  call  color",  and  I  take 

what  she  wants,  for  she  wears  diamonds  as  big  as  doughnuts.. 

"Take  it  from  me,  there  will  be  no  trouble  of  disposing  of 
the  disc  machine  in  Russia  when  it  is  ready  for  the  lUropean  - 
market,  and  I  won't  be  surprised  if  you  get  a  letter  from  Hr.  D. 
asking  for  the  option  in  Russia. 

"His  own  recordB  are  popular  in  Russia,  on  the  Victor,  an^he 
told  me  if  he  succeeds  in  getting  the  disc  for  Bussia, j he; i s  vlll- 
ing  to  take  the  Bingers  to  London,  and  at  his  own  expense,  have 
masters  made  for  the  Russian  market.  Believe  me>  "^ere  is  lots  of 
business  to  be  had  in  this  neck  of  the  woods,  and  the  name  EDISON 
here  is  an  asset  that  you  folks  over  there  can  scarcely  over¬ 

"There  are  bunches  of  wealthy  people  here  to  whom  the  eky is 
the  limit,  and  the  European  Aristocrat  will  break  his  neok  to  have 
anvthine  which  his  King,  Czar  or  Kaiser  has  approved.  \/hile  I  am 
on  the  subj ect  of  king!;  there  is  just  a  possibility  of  my  mak: Ing 
a  talking  picture  of  the  Czar,  when  I  am  in  Russia,  providing,  of 
course,  he  can  be  convinced  that  I  am  not  a  Nihilist  and  that  the 
talkine  apparatus  is  not  an  infernal  machine.  Mr.  Davidoff  thinks 
he  c^mSage  it!  as  he  is  personally  acquainted  with  His  Imperial 
Majesty,  and  has  had  lots  of  favors  bestowed  on  him  by  the  Czar. 

"Mr.  Davidoff  leaves  here  tomorrow  for  Marine  Bad,  a  health 
resort  in  Ajistria,  where  he  will  remain  for  a  few  weekB  with  hiB 

"I  expect  Mr.  lonnegren  here  July  20th  or  21st,  and  unless 
otherwise  advised,  will  go  with  him  to  Stockholm.  X  will  spend  a 
couple  of  weeks  v/ith  him,  and  from  there  I  will  go  to  St.  Peters¬ 
burg,  where  Mr.  Davidoff  will  join  me.  X  think  it  best  for  the  time 
being  to  concentrate  on  these  two  groups,  as  they  seemto  mean 
business,  while  the  Austrian  and  German  groups  are  morejbr  less 
stock  jobbers.  The  Austrians  are  not  doing  a  thing  in  the  wa.y  of 
making  new  subjects,  and  the  Germans  are  doing  very  little.  I  have 
been  "dubbing"  around  with  them  aha  now  that  I  have  told  them  of 
my  intentions  of  going  to  Sweden  4nd  Russia,  to  get  Borne  action, 
they  suddenly  made  up  their  minds  (the  Germans)  to  make  a  couple 
of  subjects  tomorrow,  the  17th,  and  Saturday,  the  18th.  I  would 
have  gone  to  Vienna  tonight,  but  was  unable  to  get  sleeping  accom¬ 
odations  on  the  train.  (One  must  make  reservations  days  in 
advance)  and  besides,  it  would  hardly  pay  to  go  to  that  expense 
for  only  a  couple  of  days.  If,  when  I  get  through  with  Sweden  and 
Russia,  and  they  (the  Austrians  or  Germans)  show  an  inclination 
to  do.  business,  I  will,  upon  advice  from  Orange,  go  to  Vienna 

"Gaumont  Is  quite  diligent  in  trying  to  introduce  his  talk¬ 
ing  picture  in  Europe,  and  incidentally  knocking  the  Kineto- 
phone.  I  have  secna  demonstration  on  his  apparatus,  and  it  is 
"punk".  They  trail  the  Kinetophone,  and  because  they  offer  to 
install  their  apparatus  free,  and  charge  only  for  film  service, 
khxxxRxticrEX  there  are  times  when  it^&ard  to  install'  Kineto¬ 
phone.  I  told  Mr.  Wilson,  in  my  letter  to  him,  about  the  poor 
quality  of  work  they  (Gaumont)  are  turning  out  for  us,  and  I  have 
been  wondering  if  that  is  not  part  of  their  general  scheme  to 
belittle  Edison  products.  One  thing  is  sure,  and  that  is,  they 
get  the  benefit  of  our  experience  whten  we  do  any  new  oJnovel 
photographic  stunts.  It  places  them  in  a  position  to  copy  our 
work,  and  to  bring  it  out  before  we  ourselves  do  so. 

"I  have  not  received  any  communication  from  Mr.  Graf  since 
he  has  been  away,  but  yeterday  I  arranged  with  Mr.  Gruser  to  have 
Mr.  Graf  officially  notify  the  several  groups,  of  our  intentions 
■to  manufacture  Kinetophone  film  here,  and  to  have  the  negatives 
sent  here  for  development. 

"The  scheme  I  outlined  to  Mr.  Gruser  as  per  your  decision, 
is  as  follows: 

"Immediately  a  subject  is  made,  the  negatives  are  to  be  sent 
to  our  Berlin  Office.  The  negatives  will  then  be  developed,  and 
a  sample  positive  print  of  each  made,  which  will  immediately  be 
shipped  w(ien  finished,,  to  the  studio  from  whence  the  negative 
came.  Upon  receipt  of  these  positive  prints,  they  (the  interested 
parties)  will  inspect  them,  and  then  and  there  determine  if 
suitable  for  commercial  use,  and  upon  such  decision  to  base  their 
order.  ' 

-'The  cample  prints  are  to  he  shipped  to  Orange,  together 
with  their  respective  wax  dupes,  vtoere,  when  the  1 

finished,  the  film  will  he  synchronized  with  it,  and  if  it1® 
found  necessary  to  do  any  more  cutting  on  the  nefeative,  the  Berlin 
Office  will  he  immediately  notified,  so  that  the  manufacturer  of 
film  may  proceed  with  least  possible  delay. 

"I  upon  my  own  responsibility  to  develop  and  make 
a  print  from  the  last  Russian  negative,  as  I  intend  to  send  the 
print  to  Orange,  Mr.  Davidoff,  however,  ordered  a  print  to  he 
sent  to  St.  Petersburg,  and  which  will  he  complied  with  jus